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Sopwith Pup History

Popular World War I British Fighter

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posted on: October 21, 2015
posted by: zenadmin

The Sopwith Pup was a World War I British fighter. First introduced in 1916, the Sopwith Pup became a favorite among the Royal Naval Service and was superior to the Fokker D.III. Although underpowered, pilots liked its maneuverability and speed. It could climb and hold its altitude better than any other fighter. In 1917, the Sopwith Pup was the first aircraft to land aboard a moving ship, the H.M.S. Furious.

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The Sopwith Pup was a popular World War I British fighter.  First introduced into service in 1916, the Sopwith Pup quickly became a favorite with pilots of the Royal Naval Service.  It was superior to the Fokker D.III and more than a match for any of the new Halberstadt and Albatross scouts.

Although underpowered, pilots liked the plane because it was maneuverable and fast. It could climb and hold its altitude better than any other fighter.  In August 1917, the Sopwith Pup was the first aircraft to land aboard a moving ship, the Royal Navy’s H.M.S. Furious.