Sopwith Hippo from the rear

Sopwith Hippo from the rear

Here we see the prototype Sopwith 3F.2 Hippo two seat fighter from the rear, with the observer's cockpit clearly visible. The pilot sat in front of the wign and part of the small windscreen for his cockpit can just be seen above the wing. It isn't entirely clear if there was only ever one Hippo or if a second was built, but the type didn't enter production.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 August 2022), Sopwith Hippo from the rear , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_sopwith_hippo_first_machine.html

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