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Sopwith Type 860
Role Torpedo bomber seaplane
Manufacturer Sopwith Aviation Company
First flight 1914
Primary user Royal Naval Air Service
Number built 22

The Sopwith Admiralty Type 860 was a 1910s British biplane seaplane torpedo bomber designed and built for the Admiralty by the Sopwith Aviation Company.

Design and development[]

First flown in December 1914 the Type 860 was two-bay unswept biplane with staggered unequal span wings. The upper wings had a strut braced extension and ailerons were fitted on all four wings It had twin strut-mounted floats under the fuselage and a float mounted under the tail and each wingtip. It was powered by a nose-mounted 225 hp (168 kW) Sunbeam Mohawk engine driving a two-bladed propeller. It had two tandem open cockpits and could carry one 810 lb (367 kg) torpedo under the fuselage.


 United Kingdom


General characteristics

  • Wingspan: 62 ft 11 in (19.18 m)
  • Wing area: 790 sq ft (73 m2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 2M7 14-cyl. 2-row water-cooled radial piston engine, 199.9 hp (149.1 kW)


1 x 810lb (367kg) Torpedo

See also[]


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2940. 
  • British Aircraft Directory

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