Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
Sopwith Camel F.1 - B6401, Flight Lt. Lloyd Samuel Breadner, RNAS No. 3 Squadron, Northern France, World War I, 1918
1:48 Scale. Length: 4.75”. Wingspan: 7"
Canadian ace Lloyd Samuel Breadner can surely claim to have flown one of the most distinctive Sopwith Camels on the Western Front during World War I. Featuring two large circles on the top wing, his aircraft also included King of Diamonds playing cards on the top of the lower wings, the emblem of the Canadian Expeditionary Force behind the cockpit and a prominent red and white ‘rising sun’ on the tail and elevators - there can be no doubting that Lieutenant Breadner wanted his German opponents to see him coming.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 graphics
Joining RNAS No 3 Squadron in 1917, Breadner initially flew the Sopwith Pup scout in which he managed to score seven aerial victories, one of which was a mighty German Gotha bomber on April 23, 1917, the first time a British fighter had brought down one of these behemoth’s over the Western Front.
When his unit converted to the new Sopwith Camel, he went on to score a further three victories during September 1917, all of which were against Luftstreitkrafte Albatros D.V fighters. Surviving the war, Breadner became Air Officer Commanding-in Chief RCAF Overseas during WWII and on his retirement, was promoted to Air Chief Marshal – the first Canadian to hold this rank.
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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