|Wight Type 840 on anti-submarine patrol 1915|
|Manufacturer||J Samuel White & Company Limited (Wight Aircraft)|
|Designer||Howard T Wight|
|Primary user||Royal Navy|
The Wight Seaplane was a British twin-float seaplane produced by J Samuel White & Company Limited (Wight Aircraft). It was also known as the Admiralty Type 840.
Designed by Howard T Wright and built by the aircraft department of the shipbuilding company J Samuel White & Company Limited, the Wight Seaplane was a slightly smaller version (61 ft (18.59 m) span) of the Wight Pusher Seaplane. The aircraft was a conventional two-float seaplane with tandem open cockpits and a nose-mounted 225 hp (168 kW) Sunbeam engine. Fifty-two aircraft were built and delivered, and an extra 20 were produced as spares production being undertaken by Portholme Aviation and William Beardmore & Co., Ltd.
Data from The British Bomber since 1914 
*The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.