The Sopwith Pup was produced by Thomas Sopwith and his Sopwith Aviation Company in 1916. The design was based on the personal plane of the company's test pilot, Harry Hawker. The Pup was fast and easy to handle and the Admiralty ordered it for the Royal Navy Air Service.
The Sopwith Pup arrived on the Western Front in September 1916 and performed well against the leading German fighter at the time, the Albatros D-III. The Sopwith Pup remained in service until late 1917.
Performance Data of the Sopwith Pup
80 hp Le Rhone
26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)
19 ft 3 in (5.89 m)
9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
111 mph (179 kph)
17,500 ft (5,334 m)