Sopwith Camel

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 […]

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