Aeroplane Monthly 1986-08
W.Morse - The Rotary Revolution (6)
A Bentley B.R.2-powered Sopwith Snipe of 25 Sqn over Constantinople in 1923. The first prototype Snipe was fitted with a B.R.1; most production aircraft had B.R.2s, and two examples were fitted with the unsuccessful ABC Dragonfly radial to become the prototype Sopwith Dragons.
A Ruston Proctor-built Sopwith Snipe two-seat trainer is given the Hucks Starter treatment at No 5 Flying Training School at Sealand in the Twenties. The Bentley B.R.2 engine gave the Snipe a maximum speed of about 120 m.p.h.