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Authentic Models AP243 Small Sopwith Camel

Authentic Models AP243 Small Sopwith Camel


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AM was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMa€ s expertise and interests go back many centuries. Its collection of furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, cartography and morea€| Our never ending quest for unique objects and designs, coupled with our goal to share their stories with a dedicated audience. Now, in the 21st C. AM is eminently placed to offer its unique collection to the world at large, with our collection shown in major cities the world over. Tommy Sopwith's Endeavour - Reading up on the history of the America's Cup I stumbled across the Sopwith name. To invest $400,000 in the middle of the Great Depression and build a Cup challenger, one needs capital. Turns out the Sopwith planes were highly successful at downing enemies in the Great War. Sopwith Camels were responsible for shooting down around 1,300 German planes during WWI. In the hands of experienced pilots they were good for close combat. The Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Pup were famous and popular planes, their exploits and successes good for filling newspapers and magazines of the day. Sopwith himself became rich, and decided to take on the USA, less violently, but with the same dedication. Sopwith financed the British challenger Endeavour, which lost to the US Rainbow in 1934. Made using a wood frame with cloth covering and metal, just like the original. Stunning Detail, Desktop Model. Features include: Delicate fabric stretched over a lightweight frame. Detailed wing rigging comes pre-assembled. Leather Seat. Laminated rotating wood propeller. Detailed engine cover - riveted parts and struts. Hand fitted spoke wheels. Colors are yellow, red, white, blue, silver and black. Dimensions: 10.25" x 15" x 5". see more...

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