the Sopwith Scout (but nicknamed and remembered as the Sopwith
Pup). This little aircraft was a very popular machine amongst
those who flew it. Although rather slow due to its little
80hp engine, it was reliable and very very agile, especially
at high altitudes. Even so, by mid 1917 the Pup was outclassed
by the newer German machines and was steadily replaced by
the Sopwith Camel. The Pup was armed with a single forward
firing Vickers machine gun. To fight airships the Pup was
often armed with eight Le Prieur rockets firing at an angle
from the wing struts.
Type: Single seat fighter
Powerplant: 80hp Le Rhone Rotary
Maximum Speed: 111 mph
Maximum Altitude: c 17,500 feet
Range: c 300 miles
Armament: 1x forward firing .303/7.7 mm Vickers machine gun.