Sopwith Type 880

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Sopwith 880
Role Reconnaissance seaplane
Manufacturer Sopwith
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built 8 [1]
Developed from Sopwith Type 860
Engine 200hp Canton Unné
Crew 2

The Sopwith Seaplane, Admiralty Type 880 was a Sopwith Type 860 with a 200hp Canton Unné. Like its progenitor, it was found unsuccessful as a torpedo carrier and reverted to conventional patrol duties until retired in mid-1916.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Type 860.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nowarra, p.92.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070