The Sopwith Camel.

by Daniel Russ on November 30, 2010

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The Sopwith Aviation Company built 5490 of these single rotary engine World War I biplane fighters. Twin Vickers .303 machine guns were mounted directly in front of the cockpit and the firing mechanism was synchronized with the propeller so as not to shoot it off. First flown in 1916, the Camel was credited with1290 enemy aircraft kills. It is easily the most famous WWI combat aircraft and right behind it is the Fokker D.1 Dreidecker.

Sopwith Camel (Foreground) Fokker D.1 (Background)

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Louis September 1, 2017 at 4:01 am

I wonde if that dog in aviators helmet on his doghouse had anything to do with that fame.

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