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Sopwith Triplane

A Sanke postcard of a captured British Sopwith Triplane being wheeled along.
Text:
Erbeuteter Englische Sopwith Dreidecker
Captured British Sopwith Triplane
1036
Postkartenvertrieb W. Sanke
Berlin N.27
Nachdruck wird gerichtlich verfolgt.
Postcard Distributor W. Sanke
Berlin N.27
Reproduction will be prosecuted.
Reverse:
Postmarked March 2, 1918

A Sanke postcard of a captured British Sopwith Triplane being wheeled along.

Image text

Erbeuteter Englische Sopwith Dreidecker



1036

Postkartenvertrieb W. Sanke

Berlin N.27

Nachdruck wird gerichtlich verfolgt.



Captured British Sopwith Triplane



1036

Postcard Distributor W. Sanke

Berlin N.27

Reproduction will be prosecuted.



Reverse:

Postmarked March 2, 1918

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The Sopwith Triplane produced by the Sopwith Aviation Company.

The plane was designed to provide an exceptional rate of climb and high maneuverability, and achieved both goals. Entering service in November 1916, it surpassed the performance of all German fighters. The Fokker Dr.I was one of many German responses to the Sopwith Triplane.

Engine: 130hp Clerget 9B 9-cylinder rotary piston engine

Maximum speed: 188kph/117mph; ceiling: 6,250m/20,500ft; endurance: 2hr 45min

Length: 5.74m/18ft 10in; wingspan: 8.08m/26ft 6in

Armament: one or two fixed forward-firing 7.69mm/.303in Vickers machine guns

Sopwith Triplane is an aircraft: single-seat scout plane.