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British Sopwith Camel Model Plane

$149.00

Price: $149.00

Item#:1073504

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Handmade with silk canvas over a wooden frame, this model captures a piece of military history and celebrates the fighter plane that eventually brought down Germany's most feared pilot, the Red Baron. There are only seven original Sopwith Camels still in existence, on display at aviation museums in such diverse places as Little Rock, Arkansas, and Krakow, Poland.

Imported. 15'' wingspan. 10 1/4''L x 4 1/2''D.

By the final years of WWI, Britain's Royal Flying Corps included 5,500 of the famous single-seat fighter planes called the Sopwith Camel. First introduced to the RFC in 1917, this plane was outstanding in its maneuverability; its pilots were known as "knights of the air." By 1918 however, it was already becoming obsolete because of its relatively slow speed and inability to handle well at higher altitudes.

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    3.0

    good

    By koko

    from Calgary AB-CA

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    Comments about British Sopwith Camel Model Plane:

    good product and okay to gift

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Watch out, Red Baron !!!

    By peterlight

    from Gatineau, Qc, Canada

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      Comments about British Sopwith Camel Model Plane:

      Not for use as a toy. Makes a great display model. No stand.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's a great model

      By sundowner41

      from Mandeville, Louisiana

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      Comments about British Sopwith Camel Model Plane:

      As a former airplane and rocket model builder as well as a former RC buff, I can confidently say this is a wonderful model. The balsa frame as well as the application of the silk span and paint job is first rate. The detail with the cockpit, the struts and support cables is all first class and all that's missing is the .049 engine. But, it's not that kind of model. If you have an aircraft buff in your life, buy this model with confidence.

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