Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Sopwith Camel – B6313, William George Barker, RFC No. 28 Squadron, France, 1917
1:48 Scale. Length: 4.75”. Wingspan: 7"
Limited Edition of 1,750 Models Worldwide
Of the 5,734 Sopwith Camels delivered (5,914 ordered), none is more famous than B6313 flown by Canadian ace, William George Barker. B6313 was completed by the Sopwith Aviation Co Ltd of Kingston-on-Thames and delivered to the Aeroplane Acceptance Park, Kenley, on September 11, 1917. On September 24 1917, B6313 went to Royal Flying Corps No. 28 Squadron based at Yatesbury. In October, William George Barker joined the Squadron as C Flight Commander and flew with No. 28 Squadron in France. He later downed an Albatros D.V which he didn't claim as he wasn't supposed to cross the lines, but went on to down several more Albatros fighters.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
Box with Sopwith Camel artwork
The highly maneuverable Sopwith Camel was without doubt one of the most successful ﬁghter aircraft of the First World War and accounted for more enemy aircraft destroyed than any other British type. Named Camel as a result of the hump shaped fairing that housed the two 0.303 in Vickers machine guns this supreme ﬁghter aircraft was a real handful to operate effectively, with the torque from its powerful rotary engine constantly trying to ﬂip the Camel into a potentially life threatening spin. If tamed, the Camel was the ﬁnest ﬁghting aircraft produced and was superior to all contemporary German ﬁghters. During the 17 months of its operational service at the end of WWI, Sopwith Camel pilots would claim an average of 76 aerial victories each month helping the Allied air forces wrestle air supremacy from the Luftstreitkrafte.
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