- Model No: 12109
- Scale 1:32
- Age 14+
- Model Size L 180mm H 88mm
If you would like a model kit but want something different from the modern jets or WWII aircraft, the Sopwith Camel might be for you. If it was good enough for Biggles then it has to be worth a look.
The Sopwith Camel is a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter that was introduced on the western front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation company as a successor to the Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.
The Camel was powere by a single rotary engine and was armed with twin synchronized Vickers machine guns. Though difficult to handle, it was highly manoeuvrable in the hands of an experienced pilot, a vital attribute in the relatively low-speed, low-altitude dogfights of the era.
In total, Camel pilots have been credited with downing 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the conflict. It was also a Camel piloted by Canadian pilot Roy Brown that has been credited with shooting down Von Ricthofen aka The Red Barron, the greatest German fighter ace of the war. Although I do have to say it is also believed that a rifle man on the ground shot down the Red Barron. This still doesn't stop the Sopwith Camel being an aviation legend.
If this lengthy description has not bored you to much, you could also check out our blog page for more interesting facts about this amazing plane
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