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A back-staggered single-seat scout, the Sopwith Dolphin provided the pilot with excellent visibility from the cockpit. Though he never flew it, Cecil Lewis thought "the Dolphin was about the best layout ever designed." With 20 victories, American Francis Gillet scored more victories with the Sopwith Dolphin than any other ace.
 
Sopwith Dolphin Specifications
Country: Great Britain
Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company
Type: Fighter
First Introduced: 1918
Number Built: 1532
Engine(s): Hispano-Suiza 8E, liquid cooled, 200 hp
Wing Span: [9.90 m]
Length: [6.78 m]
Height: [2.59 m]
Empty Weight: [665 kg]
Gross Weight: [907 kg]
Max Speed: [206 km/h]
Ceiling: [6400 m]
Endurance:
Crew: 1
Armament: 2 Vickers machine guns
2 Lewis machine guns
 
Sopwith Dolphin Units
Royal Flying Corps: 19, 23, 79, 85, 87
 
Sopwith Dolphin Aces (27)
1 USA Gillet, Francis Warrington 20
2 New Zealand Bannerman, Ronald Burns 17
3 England Vigers, Arthur Whitehair 14
4 Canada Carter, Albert Desbrisay 13
5 Australia Pentland, Alexander Augustus Norman Dudley 13
6 USA Lord, Frederic Ives 12
7 USA Pearson, James William 12
8 England Hollinghurst, Leslie Norman 11
9 Australia Larkin, Herbert Joseph 11
10 Canada Fairclough, Arthur Bradfield 10
 
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