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  Sopwith Tabloid conversion - Eduard 1/72
The Sopwith Tabloid land plane design was developed from a pre-war racing machine which was Sopwith's successful entry in the 1914 Schnieder Trophy race for floatplanes.
Fill in or sand away the aileron outlines on both wings as the tabloid I wanted to replicate was a wing warper.
The Tabloid fuselage is covered on the sides all the way to the tailpost, but the area between the tailpost and the last horizontal member is open on the bottom.
wwi-cookup.com /sopwith/tabloid/tabloid_sp.html   (1356 words)

 Encyclopedia: Sopwith Aviation Company
The Sopwith company was wound up in 1920 after failing to achieve sufficient success with civilian products (which had prompted the purchase of ABC Motors in 1919) to compensate for the drop in military aircraft orders after the end of the War and a potential large demand from the government for Excess War Profits Duty.
The Sopwith Snipe was a single-seat bi-plane fighter of the Royal Air Force (RAF), designed and built by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War and was arguably the definitive fighter of the Allied side by the end of WWI.
Sopwith attempted to produce aircraft for the civil market based on their wartime types, such as the Dove derivative of the Pup and the Swallow, a single-winged Camel, but the wide availability of war-surplus aircraft at knock-down priced meant this was never economic.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sopwith-Aviation-Company   (1928 words)

 Sopwith Tabloid -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sopwith Tabloid was a (Old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other) biplane sports aircraft, one of the first to be built by the (Click link for more info and facts about Sopwith Aviation Company) Sopwith Aviation Company.
The original Tabloid, which first flew in November (Click link for more info and facts about 1913) 1913, was a two-seater with a side-by-side configuration — unusual for the time.
On 20 April 1914, a version of the Tabloid, known as the Sopwith Schneider, equipped with floats and powered by a 100-hp (75 kW) Gnôme Monosoupape engine, won the (Click link for more info and facts about Schneider Trophy) Schneider Trophy in (A constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera) Monaco.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/sopwith_tabloid.htm   (553 words)

 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The second is that the Sopwith 'Camel' was the only aircraft manufactured by Sopwith which was used on the Western Front and, thirdly, the only British unit to use Sopwith aircraft was the RFC (later RAF).
The Sopwith aircraft used operationally on the Western Front, and elsewhere in the Great War, were all designed (jointly with others) and manufactured by an English aircraft designer Thomas Octave Murdoch (T.O.M.) Sopwith (1888-1989) or his licensees.
The second Sopwith aircraft type that served on the Western Front, was generally known as the Sopwith 'Pup' (officially it was designated as the Sopwith 'Scout').
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/research/sopwith.htm   (1861 words)

 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888 - 1989)
A fortnight later the Sopwith Tabloid was unpacked and reassembled in the team tent at Monaco.
It was the smallest and lowest-powered aircraft in the race, and the French, feeling secure in their dominance of world aviation by this time, ridiculed the British team as they laboured over the still rusty engine, refusing to believe the rumours that the little biplane had already achieved 92 miles an hour in tests.
Sopwith Babies were in production almost until the end of the war, well after it had essentially become an obsolete aircraft.
www.ctie.monash.edu /hargrave/sopwith3.html   (2349 words)

 The Sopwith Tabloid-downloadable from Fiddlers Green
The Sopwith Tabloid was constructed in 1913 as two-seater racing aeroplane.
Four Tabloids went to France shortly after the outbreak of war, and were eventually attached to squadrons for fast scouting duties.
One naval Tabloid had a Lewis gun fixed on the starboard side of its fuselage to fire through the airscrew arc; deflector plates protected the blades from damage-a device invented by the French engineer Saulnier and used on the single-seater Morane Saulnier monoplane.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Sopwith-Tabloid/soptb_info.htm/tabloid.htm   (1817 words)

 Small Flying Arts - home page
The Sopwith Tabloid design actually pre-dated WWI as a racing and "sporting" machine.
Tabloids figured in on one of the first successful bombing raids, being used for the destruction of some German Zeppelin sheds.
The rest of the markings are cut from colored tissue paper, except for a couple of access panel markings and the "Sopwith Aviation" legend on the vertical stab, which were drawn by hand with a Sharpie pen.
www.smallflyingarts.com /Archives/Spotlight/Sopwith_Tabloid/sopwith_tabloid_1.htm   (452 words)

 Sopwith Tabloid airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Tabloid was developed as a civil demonstrator and racing biplane, but its military potential was obvious and it was ordered by both the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service; the latter using it for some of the earliest strategic bombing attacks against Germany.
The Royal Naval Air Service used their Tabloids in early bombing attacks against the airship sheds at Cologne and Dusseldorf in an attempt to deny the Germans the use of operating bases close to the North Sea.
Royal Flying Corps Tabloids were used for scouting duties and were involved in some of the earliest experiments in arming aircraft.
www.rafmuseum.com /sopwith-tabloid.htm   (198 words)

 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888 - 1989)
Sopwith built a number of prototypes, one of which introduced a cutout in the upper wing center section.
To Sopwith the significance of the Dolphin was not, however, merely technical, for they themselves were given orders for well over a thousand of the 1,500 built before the Armistice, with production at Kingston succeeding that of' Camels and preceding work on Snipes at Ham.
Sopwith's next fighter was delivered to "A" Squadron, RNAS which took delivery of the first Sopwith Pup (number 3691) prototype (which was joined by five additional prototypes, numbers 9496/7 and 9898-9900) for a service evaluation.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/sopwith2.html   (6468 words)

 Sopwith Aviation
The book was “Sopwith, the Man and His Aircraft” published by Harleyford and long out of print.
I bought a second-hand copy in 1998 and renewed my love affair with the Sociable, the Tabloid, the Pup and the rest of the Sopwith “Zoo”.
Histories of some of Sopwith’s aircraft can be seen here.
sopwithmike.mudefordsc.org /html/sopwith_aviation.html   (296 words)

 Special Hobby 1/48 Sopwith Tabloid
In April 1914, a single-seat Tabloid - one of 12 built for the Royal Flying Corps - was equipped with floats and a 100 h.p.
Later, the Tabloid was progressively developed into the Sopwith Schneider and later the Baby, as a single-seat floatplane fighter which was used throughout the First World War.
RNAS Tabloid Number 168 was used by Lt. R.L.G. Marix to bomb Zeppelin Z.IX, the first such destruction of an airship by an aircraft.
modelingmadness.com /reviews/w1/cleavertabpreview.htm   (543 words)

 The Sopwith Tabloid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was developed by Sopwith's into the Schneider Trophy winner, Schneider and Baby floatplanes and the SS1 and SS3 landplane Scouts.
I admired the pragmatic way in which Sopwith modified a number of machines (including the prototype and the Schneider winner) for racing and also for the War effort.
In particular, the shape of the prototype and its subsequent rebuilding, the unique Gordon Bennett racers and the development of the RNAS Scouts is carefully and, I hope, fully recorded.
www.cdmfc.org /archives/jun04/tabloid.html   (384 words)

The Sopwith Tabloid was constructed in 1913 as two-seater racing aeroplane.
Four Tabloids went to France shortly after the outbreak of war, and were eventually attached to squadrons for fast scouting duties.
One naval Tabloid had a Lewis gun fixed on the starboard side of its fuselage to fire through the airscrew arc; deflector plates protected the blades from damage-a device invented by the French engineer Saulnier and used on the single-seater Morane Saulnier monoplane.
www.airracinghistory.freeola.com /aircraft/Sopwith%20Tabloid.htm   (957 words)

 Nieuports.com - The Official Graham Lee Nieuports Replica Website
The Tabloid was produced first as a Bennet racer, and did very well.
The Sopwith’s construction techniques are similar to the Nieuports.
The Tabloid can be VW powered due to the smaller cowl, but will need a 2100 CC Or larger engine.
www.nieuports.com /index.asp?page=sopwith   (219 words)

 Articles - Tractor configuration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The first system to fire through the propeller was developed by French engineer Eugene Gilbert for Morane-Saulnier and involved fitting metal "deflector wedges" to the propeller blades of a Morane-Saulnier L monoplane.
It was employed with immediate success by French aviator Roland Garros and was also used on at least one Sopwith Tabloid of the Royal Naval Air Service.
The first British "tractor" to be fitted with synchronization gear was the Sopwith 1½ Strutter which did not enter service until early 1916.
www.motionize.com /articles/Tractor_configuration   (313 words)

 STAN STOKES AVIATION ART - Royal Navy Ace (Sopwith Triplane)
Two other early Sopwith designs were the Bat Boat, one of the first flying boats flown by the Naval Wing, and the Three-Seater, a large observation aircraft.
The fabric was separated from the structural members by thin strips of spruce, and the forward section of the fuselage was covered with sheet aluminum.
Sopwith also produced a 200-HP Hispano-Suiza powered triplane that had larger wings to compensate for the increased engine weight.
www.stanstokesart.com /ststavartron.html   (676 words)

 Schneider Cup Sopwith Floatplane
In 1914 the second Schneider Cup race was won by a modified Sopwith Tabloid biplane, giving Great Britain its first win.
The original Tabloid was quickly modified with a large single float for the race.
The Tabloid was soon doing business as a landplane scout in the "Great War".
www.sarsfield.com /OriginalPages/orig_schneider2.html   (86 words)

 Tabloid Websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Synopsis: Tabloid newspapers are appealing to their readers to report any sightings of Sidney Cooke after the child killer was released from prison.^06/04/1998
THE TABLOID is a news and gossip site which publishes rumors and conjecture in addition to...
Tabloid journalism and similar recent trends in news and television reporting have had a tremendous (and, some would...
www.poetrymag.com /Tabloid%20Websites.htm-page6   (396 words)

 Sopwith Baby Prop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sopwith Baby derived from a Schneider Trophy winner, the seaplane version of the Sopwith Tabloid.
This aircraft was the Sopwith Baby, although colloquially both versions were called Schneiders.
At this time Sopwith were working to capacity with the new Camel and both Blackburn and Fairey were producing aircraft under contract so production of the aircraft devolved to Parnall and Sons of Bristol, who made this propeller, which bears their decal.
www.aeroclocks.com /Prop_pages/1089.htm   (232 words)

 Model Airplane News - February Plan Of The Month - The Sopwith Baby Sea Scout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Comments: The Sopwith Baby is an unusual and very attractive WW I biplane that is relatively easy to build and fly.
The Sopwith Baby saw widespread use with the Royal Naval Air Service and was produced under license by British companies, including Blackburn and Fairey.
I chose to model a Blackburn-built Sopwith Baby floatplane, which was based at Great Yarmouth, England, during 1919.
www.modelairplanenews.com /plan/plan_month_feb.asp   (711 words)

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