Sopwith Camel F.1 B6313, Major William George ‘Billy’ Barker RAF

Sopwith Camel F.1 B6313, Major William George ‘Billy’ Barker RAF

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Sopwith Camel F.1 B6313, Major William George ‘Billy’ Barker RAF

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Sopwith Camel F.1 B6313, Major William George ‘Billy’ Barker, C/O RAF No.139  Squadron, Italy September 1918

The agile and highly manoeuvrable Sopwith Camel was without doubt one of the most successful fighter aircraft of the First World War and accounted for more enemy aircraft destroyed than any other British type. Named Camel as a result of the hump shaped fairing that housed the two 0.303 in Vickers machine guns, this supreme fighter aircraft was a real handful to operate effectively, with the torque from its powerful rotary engine constantly trying to flip the Camel into a potentially life threatening spin. If tamed, the Camel was the finest fighting aircraft yet produced and was superior to all contemporary German fighters. During the 17 months of its operational service at the end of WWI, Sopwith Camel pilots would claim an average of 76 aerial victories each month, helping the Allied air forces wrestle air supremacy from the Luftstreitkrafte.

 

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  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
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  • Fixed Undercarriage Fixed Undercarriage
  • Rotatable Propellers Rotatable Propellers
  • Wood Grain Effect Propeller Wood Grain Effect Propeller
Scale 1:48
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,000
Wingspan 176mm
Age Suitability 14+

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Does the engine turn with the propeller like the real one?

Posted by Thomas De Quincey on 7th Mar 2018

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