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Sopwith Camel RAF Version 1 Model
Sopwith Camel RAF Version 1
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 11.90 in.[30.20 cm.] • Span - 17.10 in.[43.40 cm.] • Height - 5.40 in.[13.70 cm.]
Scale - 1:19
Era: World War I • Company: Sopwith Aviation Company
Related Link: USAF Museum Webpage - Sopwith Camel Page
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Model Specific Information

The Sopwith Camel Scout was a British World War I single-seat fighter aircraft that was famous for its manoeuvrability..

Intended as a replacement for the Sopwith Pup, the Sopwith Camel prototype first flew in December 1916. It was known as the �Big Pup� early on in its development. It was armed with two .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns mounted in front of the cockpit, firing forward through the propeller disc. A fairing surrounding the gun installation created a hump that led to the aircraft acquiring the name Camel. The Camel entered squadron service in June 1917. Approximately 5,500 Camels were produced..

Unlike the preceding Pup and Triplane, the Camel was not considered to have pleasant handling characteristics. The strong gyroscopic effect of the rotary engine resulted in strange handling, and the Camel was notoriously difficult to fly in the hands of a novice (many were crashed due to mishandling on landing approach). The Camel was particularly noted for its vicious spinning characteristics. In level flight, the Camel was tail-heavy. It turned sharply to the right with a nose down attitude, while it turned slowly to the left with a nose up attitude. Turns in either direction required left rudder..

Nevertheless, agility in combat made the Sopwith Camel one of the best remembered Allied aircraft of World War I. Among its survivors it was known as providing a choice between a �wooden cross, red cross, and Victoria Cross.� Together with the S.E.5a, the Camel wrested aerial superiority away from the German Albatros scouts. The Camel was credited with shooting down 1294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied scout..

By mid-1918, the Camel was basically obsolete, limited by its slow speed and comparatively poor performance over 12,000 feet. However, the protracted development of the Camel�s replacement, the Sopwith Snipe, meant that the Camel remained in service until the Armistice..


General Product Information

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