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WNW32055 1:32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup "Gnome"
WNW32055 1:32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup "Gnome"


 
Our Price: $79.99
Scale: 1/32

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Product Code: WNW32055
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The Sopwith Pup was universally liked by the young aviators of the RNAS and RFC charged with flying it. Most Sopwith Pups were powered by an 80hp LeRhone 9c engine (as included in our previous, sold out models, 32013 Sopwith Pup “RFC” & 32016 Sopwith Pup “RNAS”) although many others with fitted with 80hp & 100hp Gnome (as supplied in this model) or Clerget engines. Despite having only one gun the Pup’s light weight and maneuverability ensured it was a good match for the twin gun armed Albatros D.II, Fokker D.II, Halberstadt DII and D.III fighters it faced in late 1916. At least 29 RFC and RNAS pilots achieved ace status in the Pup with victories claimed over the aforementioned fighters as well as later Albatros D.IIIs and D.Vs, observation balloons, various two-seaters, seaplanes and 5 Gotha bombers before being withdrawn from frontline service in the latter stages of 1917.

-151 high-quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-9 photo-etched metal detail parts.
-2 Gnome engines, 80hp & 100hp, included.
-Optional side cowls, engine cowls, propellers and Le Prieur rockets.
-24 page fully illustrated instruction manual.
-High-quality Cartograf decals including markings for 5 colour schemes;

A - Sopwith Pup N6179 “Baby Mine”, TC Vernon (1? victory) & AW Carter (17 victories), B Flight 3(N) Sqn RNAS, March to April 1917.
B - Sopwith Pup N6200 “Bobs”, AM Shook, B Flight 4(N) Sqn RNAS, April to May 1917 (12 victories).
C - Sopwith Pup B2192, HH Balfour & EL Foot, School of Special Flying Gosport, August to September 1917.
D - Sopwith Pup B5904 “A 1”, 61 Sqn (Home Defense) RFC, September 1917.
E - Sopwith Pup B5906 “Impikoff 5, 44 Sqn (Home Defence) RFC/RAF 1918