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Title RFC Sopwith Camel Model
Description Plastic model of a Royal Flying Corps Sopwith Camel painted brown with red, white and dark blue rondels on the wings and sides. C1039 is marked on the tail and B on the side.
Catalog Number 01062
Object Name Model
Material Plastic/Paint
Dimensions W-6.5 L-4.25 inches
Collection Percy Hampton Collection
Search Terms RFC
Royal Flying Corps
Sopwith Camel
Condition Excellent
People Hampton, Percy
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Notes The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917. Manufactured by Sopwith Aviation Company, it had a short-coupled fuselage, heavy, powerful rotary engine, and concentrated fire from twin synchronized machine guns. Though difficult to handle, to an experienced pilot it provided unmatched maneuverability. A superlative fighter, the Camel was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the war. It also served as a ground-attack aircraft, especially near the end of the conflict, when it was outclassed in the air-to-air role by newer fighters.