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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

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History

The Sopwith Baby, type designation Admiralty Type 8200, was derived from the two seat Sopwith Schneider. This was a race aircraft, which won the Schneider Trophy, just before the war.

Just in January 1915 a first order was received for the Sopwith Baby, which differed very little from the Sopwith Schneider. main difference was the engine used.

Later improved versions were built, mainly by Blackburn Aircraft.
A modified version, the Hamble Baby was built by Fairey and Parnall.

in the end Sopwith built 100 examples and Blackburn built 186 examples.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 7,01 m Wingspan: 7,82 m
Height: 3,05 m Wing area: 22,3 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 557 kg Max. start weight: 779 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 162 km/hr Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 225 km Service ceiling: 3050 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Le Clerget rated 110 hp
Crew: One aviator
Armament: One Lewis machine gun; 28 kg bombs