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The Sidestrand had three open gun positions; nose, dorsal and ventral. There was usually a crew of three; pilot, nose gunner and a gunner for the dorsal or ventral positions, the choice depending on where each aircraft flew in a formation. Armament for each position was a .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun, the gun being moved between the two rear positions as required.
It was powered by two Bristol Jupiter VIIIF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 460 hp (343 kW) each.