Sopwith Camel F1 1917-1919 R D239
Perhaps the most famous aircraft of World War 1, the Camel was so-called because of its distinctive 'humped' back, and between June 1917 and November 1918, destroyed at least 3000 enemy aircraft, a greater total than that attained by any other aircraft. Its armament consisted of two fixed forward firing .303 Vickers machine guns plus up to four 25lb bombs carried on fuselage sides.
Flying with No.28 Squadron RAF at Yatesbury, UK, and disbanded in January, 1920 at Eastleigh after serving in France and Italy. The motto was: “Whatsoever you may do, do”
A Sopwith Camel was responsible for shooting down the Fokker DR1 “Red Baron” on 21st April, 1918.
Length 13: Width 20: Height 6: inches