Sopwith Grasshopper

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Grasshopper
Role Two-seat touring biplane
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight 1920
Number built 1

The Sopwith Grasshopper was a British two-seat touring biplane built by the Sopwith Aviation and Engineering Company at Kingston upon Thames in 1919.[1]

Development[edit]

The Grasshopper was a conventional two-seat open-cockpit biplane, with a nose-mounted 100 hp (75 kW) Anzani engine. Only one aircraft was built, registered G-EAIN,[2] and obtained its Certificate of Airworthiness in March 1920.[1] It passed through a number of private operators until 1929 when the Certificate was not renewed.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 23 ft 1 in (7.04 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 1 in (10.09 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 0[3] in (2.74 m)
  • Wing area: 312[3] ft2 (30.0 m2)
  • Gross weight: 1670 lb (758 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani 10, 100 hp (75 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 90 mph (144 km/h)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jackson 1974, p. 309
  2. ^ UK Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Register G-EAIN
  3. ^ a b Robertson 1970, pp. 236-237.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10014-X. 
  • Robertson, Bruce (1970). Sopwith-The Man and his Aircraft. Letchworth, UK: Air Review. ISBN 0-900435-15-1.