Sopwith

noun
  1. Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch. 1888–1989, British aircraft designer, who built the Sopwith Camel biplane used during World War I. He was chairman (1935–63) of the Hawker Siddeley Group, which developed the Hurricane fighter
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Historical Examples of sopwith

  • Turning suddenly to his friend Sopwith, he exclaimed, “Do you see the ‘Rocket’?”

  • The above anecdote is given on the authority of Mr. Sopwith.

  • The Sopwith fluttered a second or two, then its wings buckled and it dropped in the wake of the Nieuport.

    Flying for France

    James R. McConnell

  • A young Canadian pilot accompanied by a French officer followed in a Sopwith.

    Flying for France

    James R. McConnell

  • The Sopwith machines are noted for their careful design and excellent workmanship.

    The Mastery of the Air

    William J. Claxton