|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Designer||Flight Lieutenant John Alcock|
|First flight||15 October 1917|
The Alcock Scout, a.k.a. A.1 and Sopwith Mouse, was a curious "one-off" experimental fighter biplane flown briefly during World War I. It was assembled by Flight Lieutenant John Alcock at Moudros, a Royal Naval Air Service base in the Aegean Sea. Alcock took the forward fuselage and lower wings of a Sopwith Triplane, the upper wings of a Sopwith Pup and the tailplane and elevators of a Sopwith Camel, and married them to a rear fuselage and vertical tail surface of original design (presumably by Alcock himself). It was powered by a 110 hp Clerget 9Z engine, and carried a .303 Vickers machine gun.
Affectionally referred to as the 'Sopwith Mouse' by Alcock and his fellow designers, Alcock never flew it himself, but squadron-mate FSL Norman Starbuck made a few flights in it, the first on 15 October 1917. However, it crashed in early 1918, was written off and never flew again.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)
- Wingspan: 24 ft 3 in (7.39 m)
- Height: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Clerget 9Z nine-cylinder rotary engine, 110 hp (84 kW)
- 1 x .303 Vickers machine gun
- No weight or performance details are available.
- Bruce 1965, p. 8.
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- The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. p. 302.