The Sopwith T.1 Cuckoo was a British biplane torpedo bomber used by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), and its successor organization, the Royal Air Force (RAF). The T.1 was the first landplane specifically designed for carrier operations, but it was completed too late for service in the First World War. After the Armistice, the T.1 was named the Cuckoo.
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... General characteristics Crew one, pilot Length 28 ft 6 in (8.68 m) Wingspan 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m) Height 10 ft 8 in (3.25 m) Wing area 566 ft² (52.6 m²) Empty weight 2,199 lb (997 kg) Loaded weight 3,883 lb (1,761kg) Powerplant 1 × Sunbeam Arab V8 engine, 200 hp (149 kW) Performance Maximum speed 105.5 mph (92 kts, 171 km/h) Range 291 nm (335 mi, 539 km) Service ceiling 12,100 ft (3,688 m) Armament 1× 18 inch Mk.IX torpedo. ...
... In late 1916, Sopwith, whose earlier 1½ Strutter had proved successful as a light bomber, (particularly when operated as a single seater), designed a new, single-engined bomber aircraft ... The new bomber was developed in parallel with the Cuckoo carrier based torpedo bomber and closely resembled the Cuckoo ... It, like the Cuckoo, was a compact tractor biplane, powered by a 200 hp (149 kW) Hispano-Suiza water-cooled engine ...
Famous quotes containing the word cuckoo:
“The cuckoo is a lazy bird,
She never builds a nest,
She makes herself busy
By singing to the rest.”
—Unknown. The Cuckoo (l. 912)