Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter

 

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Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter  
by Ralph Kuenz
19in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military
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Submitted to Outerzone: 01/05/2018
Outerzone planID: oz10055 | Filesize: 265KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Rottensox

   

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Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter. Rubber scale model biplane.

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If it's a 1-1/2 Strutter then this should be a two seater, of course.
anon - 11/05/2018
Why? If you are unsure about the aviation history involved, maybe just taking 5 seconds to Google "Single seat strutter" would help. I found this straight away: "After the successful debut of the two-seat Sopwith 1½ Strutter fighter, RNAS ordered the Sopwith 9700 single-seat bomber among six new types for its own needs. At that time the Admiralty were planning great offensive air raids against Germany's industrial centers, but the lack of a suitable aeroplane delayed this idea. The first single-seat 1½ Strutter was delivered to the RNAS in June 1916, but official acceptance took place in August. At the same time the RFC also ordered the 1½ Strutter from Sopwith, and many subcontractors also began to build this type: Morgan & Co, Hooper, Mann & Egerton, and Westland completed 372 single-seat 1½ Strutters in total ...etc."
SteveWMD - 11/05/2018
The type's long range and stability were good qualities for a home defence fighter and it served with three home defence squadrons, No. 37, No. 44 and No. 78 Squadrons. Most of the 1½ Strutters supplied to home defence units had been built as two-seaters but many were converted "in the field" to single-seaters to improve performance. Some of these single-seaters were similar to the bomber variant, but others were of a different type, known (like similarly adapted Sopwith Camels) as the Sopwith Comic. The cockpit was moved back behind the wings and one or two Lewis guns, either mounted on Foster mountings or fixed to fire upwards, outside the arc of the propeller, replaced the synchronised Vickers. And this is it.
Pit - 12/05/2018
Ah, yes. Of course. Reading the plan for 5 seconds then googling the number A6906 even finds you a plastic Roden kit of this actual airframe https://www.scalemates.com/kits/137901-roden-407-sopwith-1-1-2-strutter-comic-fighter which was a single seater. Of course.
SteveWMD - 12/05/2018
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