Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup Gnome 1:32
- Brand: Wingnut Wings
- Product Code: wnw32055
- Availability: Pre-Order
The Sopwith Pup was universally liked by the young aviators of the RNAS and RFC charged with flying it. Most Sopwith Pups were powered by a 80hp LeRhone 9c engine (as included in our previous, sold out models, 32013 Sopwith Pup “RFC” & 32016 Sopwith Pup “RNAS”) although many others with fitted with 80hp or 100hp Gnome engines (as supplied in this model) or a Clerget engine. Despite having only one gun, the Pup’s light weight and maneuverability ensured it was a good match for the twin gun armed Albatros D.II, Fokker D.II and Halberstadt fighters it faced in late 1916. At least 29 RFC and RNAS pilots achieved ace status in the Pup with victories claimed over the aforementioned fighters as well as the improved Albatros D.III and D.V, observation balloons, various two seaters, seaplanes and 5 Gotha bombers before being withdrawn from frontline service in the latter stages of 1917.
151high quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-9 photo-etched metal detail parts.
-2 (two) Gnome engines, 1x 80hp & 1x 100hp, included.
-Optional side cowls, engine cowls, propellers and Le Prieur rockets.
-24 page fully illustrated instruction manual.
-High quality Cartograf decals including markings for 5 colour schemes;