About This File
The Tabloid was the land based variant of the Schneider developed in 1913. It was quickly adopted by the British military and was used both by the Royal Navy and the Royal Flying Corps. Early versions used wing warping instead of ailerons. My version has no gun, but some were armed with Lewis guns on the upper wing and could carry small bomb loads. The Tabloid was used mostly for recon and light bombing. In September 1914, Tabloids of the RNAS bombed the Zeppelin sheds at Düsseldorf.
An unlicensed copy known as the Lebed VII was built by the Russians and used for recon and later for training.
I have created two skins, a British version and a Russian. I have included a full set of number decals for each. My skinning templates are included with the download.
Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Sopwith Tabloid and for providing input on the model details.
Thanks also to Nix for creating the sound file for the Gnome 100hp engine.
For FE1 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithTabloidEarly" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You also need to move the sound file "gnome100m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
For FE2 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithTabloidEarly" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "SopwithTabloidEarly". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SopwithTabloidEarly folder into the Decals/SopwithTabloidEarly folder you just made. You also need to move the sound file "gnome100m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
What's New in Version v1.1
- Nov 5 2013 - New data file with minor changes to mission types