Sopwith Pup (oz12707)
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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.
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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
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