Today in aviation history – 23rd May

On 23rd May 1917 was made a test flight of a one-man fighter Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin. Pilots didn’t like this aircraft because of inability of fast laving the cockpit. After World War I it was used in Polish Air Force. According to Francis Mason the total run of Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin was 2072.