World War 1 Aircraft - Sopwith Camel F.1

   

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Published on Apr 4, 2009

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crew: 1
Length: 18 ft 9 in (5.71 m)
Wingspan: 26 ft 11 in (8.53 m)
Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Wing area: 231 ft² (21.46 m²)
Empty weight: 930 lb (420 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,455 lb (660 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Clerget 9B 9-cylinder Rotary engine, 130 hp (97 kW)
Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0378
Drag area: 8.73 ft² (0.81 m²)
Aspect ratio: 4.11

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Stall speed: 48 mph (77 km/h)
Range: 300 mi ferry (485 km)
Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
Rate of climb: 1,085 ft/min (5.5 m/s)
Wing loading: 6.3 lb/ft² (30.8 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.09 hp/lb (150 W/kg)
Lift-to-drag ratio: 7.7

ARMAMENT

Guns: 2× 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns