Three Camels and an Elephant - Sopwth Camel


Sopwith Camel Aviation Art Print by Artist Roger H. Middlebrook GAvA.


The most successful, if at the same time dangerous, British scout of WWI, the Sopwith Camel was first introduced in the June of 1917. Faster and better armed than the preceding Sopwith Pup, it did not have the latter's good flight characteristics. However, in the hands of an experienced pilot, these small vices could become great assets and the Camel remained a prominent aircraft until the end of hostilities.


The other aircraft in this painting is the Martinsyde G.100 Elephant. Much larger than the Camel, it was originally intended as a long-range fighter but was eventually used in a bombing capacity once its lack of agility had been exposed. In its bombing role it could be found on the frontline until the later months of 1917 and after that the remaining aircraft were used as squadron 'hacks'.


The original painting from which this painting is taken is currently available, please see the link below

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