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SKU:BN30254
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BN30254
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Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Organisation,
Specifications
Product Group 2:
Collectables & Gifts
Product Group 3:
Models
Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Academy Model Kits
Organisation:
Air Force
Description

Academy 1/32 Sopwith Camel F1 Kit

Model is supplied unassembled and requires additional paints and glue

Scale 1/32 Sopwith Camel F1

Comes with Australian decals

History

The Sopwith F.1 Camel was a single seater bi-plane fighter developed to replace the Sopwith Pup and the first flight took place on 22 December 1916.   The 2F.1 (known as the Ships Camel) was a version  produced for the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS)  with a more powerful rotary engine, modified armament and a fuselage that could be easily separated into two portions for shipboard use.   The Camel also had a faster rate of climb and higher ceiling height then the previously operated Sopwith Pup.
The Sopwith Camel F.1 shot down more enemy aircraft than any other Allied plane -- the number varies according to source from 1,294 to more than 3,000. About 5,700 of these classic airplanes were manufactured. The Sopwith Camel F.1 served as a night-fighter, a ground-assault plane, and was launched at sea from lighters (barges). It is best described, fictionally, in V.M. Yeates's immortal novel Winged Victory.

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