The eyes of the Army, Sopwith Camels ready for a reconnoitering patrol over the German lines

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Image Id: 549 Contributor: The Jordan/Ference Collection Theatre: Western Front Subject: Aircraft Location: Unknown Regiment: Lt.Mulcair 43Sqn RAF Service Arm: Air Force Battle: Unknown Date: Oct.1918 Combatants: British Publisher: Realistic Travels Source: British Directory: Set of 600 001-100

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Fri, 10/09/2021 07:59

The Snipe was the last rotary engine RAF fighter. Radial engines are static and rotary spin with the propeller.

Paul B

Sun, 25/07/2021 21:40

This aircraft is actually a Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe with Lt. Mulcair, A Flight, No. 43 Squadron, taken in October 1918. Only 500 were ever built – the last RAF fighters to have a radial engine, and their mediocre performance led to complete withdrawal by 1926. This particular aircraft however is an amazing survivor and in 2020 can still be found in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington albeit now re-painted with an alternative number.