Sopwith Pup N6452 replica at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum

History: Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photos: Tony Wilkins

The Sopwith Pup was a single-seater biplane fighter built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916 and served on the Western Front until the end of 1917 by which time it was outclassed by some of the latest German fighting scouts.

The aircraft displayed at Yeovilton is a replica built in the 1980s.

12/04/1983 – first flight at Old Warden as G-BIAU
07/1983 – noted at Cranfield Airshow
01/08/1983 – by now at the Whitehall Theatre of War
10/06/1985 – arrived at FAAM after being bought at auction
13/09/1989 – Certificate of Airworthiness expired


 

 

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10 responses to “Sopwith Pup N6452 replica at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum

  1. Great pictures of a classic WWI aircraft! It’s amazing when they are preserved and/or replicated – really gives a feel for the way things were back then. In the middle of last year I visited Sir Peter Jackson’s WWI air museum in Blenheim NZ – where he had multiple replica WW1 types (including at least half a Jagdstaffel of new-build Fokker DR.3’s) plus some genuine items. What got me about all of them was just how small they actually were.

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