The Baby was used as a shipborne reconnaissance and bomber aircraft operating from seaplane carriers and cruisers, as well as naval trawlers and minelayers. Many Babies were attached to RNAS coastal air stations located in England and Scotland and RNAS stations in Egypt, Greece and Italy.
A major role of the Baby was to intercept German Zeppelin raids as far from Britain as possible, along with tracking German naval movements.
Babies also saw service with the navies of the United States, France, Chile, Greece and Norway. In Norway additional Babies were built as replacements, with some seeing service until 1930. Two of the 10 Sopwith Baby floatplanes that were acquired by the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service were brought to Svalbard in the summer of 1928 to participate in the search for the lost Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen, but were not used for the search.
The model will be released in 4 box versions.
32-22 Sopwith Baby - British service (3 painting schemes)
32-23 Sopwith Baby - French service and Norwegian (3 painting schemes)
32-24 Ansaldo Baby - Italian service (2 painting schemes)
32-25 Sopwith Baby - German captured plane (with wooden trolley)
The sets will contain engines and bombs printed directly in 3D technology. (Clerget 9B and Le Rhone type J).
For the Italian version, the engine covers will be printed directly in 3D - 2 types.
The Italian version (Ansaldo Baby) also has a different hull.
Renders of Italian Ansaldo soon.
In addition, decals, masks and of course photo-etched parts.
It's a plane completely designed in 3D technology.