Sopwith Pup (oz12707)
About this Plan
Sopwith Pup. Peanut scale rubber model.
Quote: "Could this be the renowned “Teddie,” a Sopwith Pup assigned to the famous 56 Squadron Ace James T.B. McCudden, VC, DSO and Bar, MC and Bar, MM, while on temporary duty as a flying instructor in 1917? German Gotha bombers were engaged in raids over London and McCudden had his personal Sopwith armed on the off-chance he might intercept them. On July 7 he got his opportunity, shooting down the Gotha crewed by Leutnant Erwin Kollberg and Walter Aschoff (of bomber unit Bogohl 3). He damaged a second and narrowly avoided a collision with the machine as he flew by. The German raids however, went on undiminished. Nevertheless, McCudden held his Pup in high esteem. The little fighter was easy to fly, highly agile, and an excellent gun platform.
My model is 30 years old and still exists today, albeit in a display case. The day of computer-printed graphics had not quite arrived yet, and so the entire model was hand-painted, including markings. Model is rendered in peanut scale, 13” wingspan with plastic prop and wooden wheels. Note the charging handle on the Vickers…a necessary “bit of kit” if one is going to carry on the business.
Thanks Steve for the discussion concerning plans that we had. Your efforts are a truly beautiful contribution to our hobby. May you, Mary and Outerzone carry on forever. Merry Christmas to everyone! Neal Green"
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Sopwith_Pup | help
see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
ScaleType: This (oz12707) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.
If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.
ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Pup
Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org
User commentsA beautiful model - complying with my "2 x wings + 1 x round engine" aesthetics formula - and lovingly made, from the perfectly round roundels to the skulls and crossbones on the hubcaps not to mention the rigging. Where did you find RAF Wires this small? I also liked to read the "article", very pleasant in tone and I didn't remember the McCudden vs Gothas 1.5 - 0 incident :-) Thank you very much and a Decent New Year!
Miguel - 29/12/2020
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2022.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.