Sopwith F.1 Camel

 

 

 

Sopwith Camel

Up to 50 Camels were in service of the Aviation Militaire from 1917 up till 1922.

Sopwith Camel Sc11/B5747 seen here at Evere in 1920 is the actual machine preserved at the Royal Army Museum at Brussels.

Daniel Brackx Collection

 

Camel Stampe Museum 01

Serge Verbeeck Collection

 

Camel Stampe Museum 02

Two pics of the marvellous Sopwith Camel replica of the Stampe & Vertongen Museum at Deurne (Antwerp).

A team led by Fernand Van de Plas, performed a magnificent job in respraying the machine in the authentic colours of Sk7, a Camel used by famous Antwerp pilot Jan Olieslagers.

See picture below to compare with the original machine.

Serge Verbeeck Collection

 

Sopwith Camel Sc7 Jan Olieslagers

Jan Olieslagers in front of Sopwith Camel Sc7, subject of the restoration project mentioned above.

Guy Van de Merckt Collection

 

Artwork Daniel Brackx

This Sopwith F.1 Camel  of  n 11 Squadron (White Cocotte) was flown by Adj. Lon Cremers.

 

Sopwith Camel F.1 Sc.62 being prepared for a static show at Wilrijk airfield in the early twenties.

 

Pilot Ernest Mantel in front of Sopwith Camel Sc35 at the end of World War I.

 

Sopwith Camel N° 3 Squadron

Sopwith Camel operated by the Aviation Militaire Belge N° 3 Squadron based at "De Moeren" airfield in 1918.

 

Sopwith F.1 Camel Sk-1

 

The first Sopwith F.1 Camel for the Aviation Militaire Belge, Sk-1 (later Sc-1) (B5710) at Calais-Beaumarais upon its arrival in November 1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 02/08/12 08:17   Daniel Brackx

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