1916 Sopwith Pup
Photo by Tim Haggerty
||26' - 6"
||19' - 4""
||80 Le Rhone Rotary
Sopwith Pup was developed into a military fighter from a
little runabout airplane named the Sparrow developed for
Harry Hawker to use as a personal and “business airplane”. The
Military development was Powered by an 80 HP LeRhone 9C Rotary
engine, and armed with a single Vickers .303 machine gun firing
through the propeller using a Kauper interrupter gear to prevent
the gun from shooting out the propeller. The name “Pup” came
from one British Colonel Brancker whose exact words to Harry
Hawker were, “Good God it looks as if your 1 and 1/2 strutter
has had a Pup” Our version of the Pup is constructed from
original drawings and the Replicraft plans, but differing from the
wood of the original, the fuselage has been built up from steel
tube for ease of construction.
While accurate in outline and overall construction of the
wings and tails, for ease of maintenance and safety our airplane
is powered with a Modern Lycoming O-320.
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