Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Remembrance Day 2008 # 8: Sopwith F.1 Camel Scout

If the Fokker Dreidecker is one of the most recognisable German aircraft of World War One, the Sopwith F.1 Camel Scout must be right up there for the British. The Camel was built around the same period as the Dreidecker, although in much larger numbers.

It has also been immortalised as the [imaginary] aircraft of "Snoopy" the dog in the Charles M. Schultz cartoon strip. "Snoopy" of course was also made famous in that most dreadful of Christmas songs, "Snoopy's Christmas" with words like "Hey, watch out Red Baron! Snoopy's on your tail! One of these days, he's gonna make you pay. Looks like he's not down yet!" [or words to that effect].

Unfortunately I didn't get many [good] pictures, but here are the best two.

Sopwith F.1 Camel ScoutSopwith F.1 Camel Scout

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