Sopwith Tractor Biplane
|Sopwith Tractor Biplane|
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Engine||80hp Gnome rotary|
|Max Speed||110 km/h (70 mph) |
|Climb||2,300 m (7,500 ft) in 15:00 |
|Ceiling||3,900 m (12,900 ft) |
The Sopwith Tractor Biplane was a 1913 three-seat design with horizontal skids with a small wheel at the front and twin tail skids. Both the RNAS and RFC bought a handful, reconfigured as two-seaters, and the RNAS had six on hand when the war started. Two RNAS planes went to France but only lasted a short time, and a few were used at Great Yarmouth RNAS Station. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Three-seater.
- Bruce, p.517.