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Sopwith Camel (replica) (B6401)

Sopwith Camel (replica) (B6401)

1969 - built by Slingsby for Universal Pictures (Construction number 1701) for a Biggles film that was not made; sold to Flying Circus Aerodrome, Fauquier, Virginia as N1917H
1973 - to Pocono Eagle Industries, but damaged in ground loop
1975 - repairs started; Brought back to the UK by AF Carlisle and became G-AWYY; Rebuild completed by Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden - 29 hours on log
10/1976 - flown again following repairs
03/1977 - with Leisure Sport at Chertsey
1982 - put up for sale and stored at Lands End, Cornwall
02/1984 - to FAAM at Yeovilton
01/09/1985 - Certificate of Airworthiness expired

TECHNICAL DETAILS  (For original aircraft)

Role - Single seat fighting scout

Manufacturers - Sopwith Aviation Co Ltd and sub-contractors

Power Plant - One 130hp Clerget or 150hp Bentley BR1

Wingspan - 28ft

Length - 18ft 9ins with Clerget, 18ft 6in with BR1

Height - 8ft 6ins

Weight - 1,453lbs loaded with 130hp Clerget

Max Speed - 115mph at 6,500ft with 130hp Clerget

Range - 2hrs 30min endurance

Armament - Twin fixed synchronised Vickers machine guns and capacity for four 25lb bombs below wings


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  • Supermarine 510 (VV106) Supermarine 510 (VV106)
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  • Hiller HTE2 (XB480) Hiller HTE2 (XB480)
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  • de Havilland Tiger Moth T2 (XL717) de Havilland Tiger Moth T2 (XL717)
  • Hawker Sea Hawk F1 (WF219) (tail section only) Hawker Sea Hawk F1 (WF219) (tail section only)
  • de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 (XJ481) de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 (XJ481)
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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS7 (XG594) Westland Whirlwind HAS7 (XG594)
  • Westland Wasp (XS527) Westland Wasp (XS527)
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