A single seater biplane built by the Sopworth Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corp ( later the Royal Air Force) in 1916.
Sopworth employed Harry Hawker as a test pilot, the Sopwith Pup was also known as ‘’Harry’s Runabout’’
The Pup saw active service throughout the 1st World War. Count Manfred Von Richtholfen, the infamous Red Baron was amongst those who recognised its remarkable manoeuvrability. The R.F.C. pilots were similar impressed, remarking it was ‘’A joy to fly’’