Sopwith Pup - Gnome

Sopwith Pup - Gnome

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Model features Released 11 August 2019 - 25cm x 18cm - Relatively simple rigging - High quality Cartograf decals for 5 aircraft • 151 high quality injection moulded plastic parts • Optional side cowls, engine cowls, propellers, LePrieur rockets and Gnome engines • 2 highly detailed 28 part 80hp and 100hp Gnome engines • 9 photo-etched metal detail parts • Fine in scale rib tape detail • Full rigging diagrams Sopwith’s wonderful Pup was developed from a design that their test pilot, Harry Hawker, legendarily chalked out on the factory floor for his own personal runabout in the latter stages of 1915. Featuring wing warping technology this runabout formed the basis for the Sopwith Sparrow of which only 4 were made. In February 1916 Sopwith took it upon themselves to produce a single seat fighter prototype based on this design, slightly redesigned, strengthened and with ailerons replacing wing warping for lateral control. Given the serial number 3691, this prototype attracted the attention of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) who were suitably impressed enough to order the type into production as the Admiralty 9901 Type. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) were likewise taken by the prototype with Maj. Gen. H.M. Trenchard famously stating ‘Let us get a squadron of these’ which lead to them ordering it into production as the Sopwith Scout. Despite being officially known as the Admiralty 9901 Type or Sopwith Scout it was quickly given the eminently more appropriate, albeit strictly unofficial, nickname ‘Pup’ after a remark by a Brig. Gen. W Sefton Brancker upon comparing it to the larger Sopwith 1 & ½ Strutter.
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