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Sopwith Camel Model, RFC, W.G. Barker - Corgi AA38102


Sopwith Camel Model, RFC, W.G. Barker - Corgi AA38102 - click to enlarge
Sopwith Camel Model, RFC, W.G. Barker - Corgi AA38102 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA38102
$59.95
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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.

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.


Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to details, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Sopwith Camel features:

  • Die-cast metal fuselage
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
  • Detailed wing rigging
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Sopwith Camel artwork



  • Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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