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Sopwith Baby


The Sopwith Baby was a British, single seat float plane used for reconnaissance and light bombing. It was built in fairly large numbers and was used by the British, French, Italian, Australian, Canadian, and American navies.

 

My version carries a Lewis machine gun on the upper wing and a has a loadout for a light bomb load. Some Babys had a Lewis gun mounted at an angle through the upper wing and some had a synchronized Lewis mounted on the fuselage, but the horizontal upper wing mount seems to have been the most common.

 

Since it's a float plane, the Sopwith Baby works best in the Flanders, Gibraltar or other terrain that has a lot of water. Ojcar has done a great job making this plane take off and land realistically on water.

 

The plane will actually take off and land from a conventional airfield, but it looks strange to see the floats going under the ground. It would be best to start the missions in the air.

 

I have included two skins, a generic olive skin for France and Britain, and an Italian linen skin. A full set of decals are included with Italian insignia and (fictitious) serial numbers. My skinning templates are included with the download.

 

 

Credits

Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Sopwith Baby.

Thanks to Nix for providing the sound for the engine.

 

 

Installation Instructions

For FE1 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithBaby" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You also need to move the sound file "clerget9b2m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.

 

For FE2 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithBaby" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create new folder named "SopwithBaby". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SopwithBaby folder into the Decals/SopwithBaby folder you just made. You also need to move the sound file "clerget9b2m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.


 

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