Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

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Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Spitfire666 » 06 Jul 2014, 08:31

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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Fairblue » 06 Jul 2014, 09:31

That was lovely. Thank you, S666. I have to admit, though she looks a lot better in the air. Rather like an ungainly chick. :D
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Postby tiffinata » 06 Jul 2014, 09:40

oooh nice!
I'm led to wonder how many other ww1 aircraft are able to fly.
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Tommy Smith » 06 Jul 2014, 11:13

A quick squint at what's UK registered says that there are two replica Sopwith Camels flying and a replica Pup, but three other Pups, two built in 1916 and one in 1920.
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 06 Jul 2014, 11:18

Apparently this is/was the last 'flying' Camel in Europe according to the clip summary [released on Youtube in June 2009]...lovely!
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby tiffinata » 06 Jul 2014, 11:41

Tommy Smith wrote:A quick squint at what's UK registered says that there are two replica Sopwith Camels flying and a replica Pup, but three other Pups, two built in 1916 and one in 1920.
:yay:
There's a Pup here at Point Cook.
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Tommy Smith » 06 Jul 2014, 12:10

Here's a list of all the Camels (not sure how up to to date). Looks like more Pups survived, but then they were said to be nicer to fly. http://www.camelsquadron.com/camels.html
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Fairblue » 06 Jul 2014, 12:19

I take it we're talking originals here and not replicas.
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Re: Sopwith Camel flying at Stowmaries

Postby Tommy Smith » 07 Jul 2014, 02:04

There are very few originals and according to that list only one flying, in America. I suspect this one may have been the only one flying in Britain at the time but is a replica and I'm guessing the Warner Scarab radial engined one. The replicas would have been built the same though.
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