Some more on the Bristol Scout/Porte Baby, from
'Profile' No.139, 'Bristol Scouts C & D'
"The RNAS displayed remarkable resourcefulness
in their attempts to combat enemy airships and
evolved many ingenious techniques and devices.
One of the most ambitious of these, was the air-
launching of a Bristol Scout c from the upper wing
of the prototype Porte Baby flying boat.
The big flying boat could stay aloft for several hours
longer than the Scout's maximum endurance and
was expected to launch the scout should an enemy
airship be sighted.
A test of this combination was made in May 1916.
a successful separation was made at 1,000ft over
Felixstowe. despite the success the idea was not
developed and no further launches were attempted."
The identity of the Scout was No. 3028.