Sopwith Camel F.1 / 2F.1

Fighter Biplane

Sopwith Camel B6401 Replica © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sopwith Camel is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Sopwith Aviation Company.
The Sopwith Camel F.1 was the main production variant. The Sopwith Camel 2F.1 was a naval shipboard fighter aircraft variant.
Propulsion1 Rotary Engine
Engine ModelClerget Type 9B
Engine Power97 kW130 hp
Speed185 km/h100 kts
  115 mph
Service Ceiling5.791 m19.000 ft
Range230 km124 NM
143 mi.
Empty Weight421 kg928 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight659 kg1.453 lbs
Wing Span8,53 m27 ft 12 in
Wing Area21,5 m231 ft
Length5,72 m18 ft 9 in
Height2,59 m8 ft 6 in
First Flight12/1916
Production Statusout of production
Total Production5490
Developed fromSopwith Pup
Data for (Version)Sopwith F.1 Camel
VariantsCamel F.1, Camel 2F.1

[Photo-ID: 1113] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Sopwith Camel, , B6401, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Sopwith
Reg.: B6401
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 235] Karsten Palt 2006-11-17
Sopwith F.1 Camel, , , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2006Sopwith
F.1 Camel
Luftfahrtmuseum Laatzen-Hannover [Laatzen]
[Photo-ID: 5498] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Sopwith F.1 Camel, , F6034, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Sopwith
F.1 Camel
Reg.: F6034
Replica, displayed as RAF aircraft
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 12472] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Sopwith F.1 Camel, , NX6330, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Sopwith
F.1 Camel
Reg.: NX6330
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 6571] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Sopwith F.1 Camel, Belgian Air Force, B5747, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Sopwith
F.1 Camel
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: B5747
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 1205] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Sopwith F.1 Camel, Royal Air Force, F6314, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Sopwith
F.1 Camel
Royal Air Force
Reg.: F6314
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]