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Old 23 August 2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Sopwith Dolphin

Just wondering what books/articals might be out there on this aeroplane? I have Mick Davis "Sopwith Aircraft" and the Dolphin datafile (54).

Any recommendations?
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Old 23 August 2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Just wondering what books/articals might be out there on this aeroplane? I have Mick Davis "Sopwith Aircraft" and the Dolphin datafile (54).
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Check out the Osprey publication Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1 by Norman Franks. Aircraft of the Aces series #48.
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Old 26 August 2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom, I'd forgotten about the Osprey book. Anyone else have any recommendations?

It's odd how the Dolphin seems to be the forgotten Sopwith fighter. So much more fuss is made of the Snipe, yet the Dolphin was arguably the best Sopwith fighter of the war. And it served in more Squadrons and for a much longer period than the Snipe.
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Old 31 August 2007, 02:06 PM   #4
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You might be interested to read the late Dick King's 2-Part Pilot report in World War I Aeroplanes, No. 190 Nov. 2005, and No.191 Feb. 2006.

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These are based on his experiences with the Hisso-powered reproduction that he used to fly at Rhinebeck Aerodrome. He also writes about the Snipe in his book "The Skies Over Rhinebeck".

Are you looking for drawings, model plans, or other specific info?
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Old 31 August 2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks greenknight. Basically I'm after anything that covers the Dolphins development and operational use.
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Old 31 August 2007, 07:03 PM   #6
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Hi Pips,
Aeroplane Monthly did a Database on the Dolphin back in December 2001. I will try to find it. Maybe mail you a copy.

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Old 1 September 2007, 06:04 PM   #7
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Here's a good one by Maj. Cecil Montgomery-Moore. Called: "THAT'S MY BLOODY PLANE". Gives his experiences flying the Dolphin (E4514) in the war.
ISBN:81706-057-4.
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Excellent Stoney, thanks for that. I'll chase up a copy.
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