Although it entered service relatively late in the First World War, the famous Sopwith Camel was still perceived as the best British fighter aircraft of the War. The Camel was a further development of the Sopwith Pup. It had a more powerful engine and was a little heavier. Compact positioning of the engine, fuel tank, machine guns and cockpit produced excellent manoeuvrability. It was not easy to fly but with 1294 kills was one of the most successful of all allied fighters. Various engines were fitted, the air-cooled Clerget engine had an output of 130 bhp (97 kW), and gave a maximum speed of 188 km/h. It was nicknamed the Camel due to its hump-shaped cowling’s over the two Vickers machine guns.
- Detailed surfaces with cloth texture- Moving propeller and wheels- Detailed 9 cylinder radial engine- Detailed cockpit with seat, pedals, instrument panel and control column- Ground crew figure- Two 0.303in. Vickers machine guns- Cord for tensioning wires