The Sopwith Schneider
was a seaplane version of the Sopwith Tabloid
with a more powerful engine and redesigned tail. On 8 April 1914 it won the Schneider trophy easily, outracing all competitors. When war broke out, the RNAS ordered the "Tabloid Seaplane" into production, and starting in early 1915 they were used from various air stations and ships for patrol, escort, and anti-airship duties. It served not only from Britain but in the Dardanelles, Aegean, and the Eastern Mediterranean, from various seaplane carriers.
When upgraded with a 110 or 130hp Clerget engine, the plane was re-designated the Sopwith Baby
This product comes in both 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 product contains two aeroplanes
, each with a detachable, translucent propeller disk. They are joined by disposable links to keep the price down, since single-part models are more affordable. You can break the links with nail clippers, wire cutters, or similar.
For more details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Sopwith_Schneider.