Sopwith Camel B7270 at Brooklands Museum

A collection of pictures of Sopwith F.1 Camel B7270 (G-BFCZ) on display at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

All photos were taken on April 5th 2016
Photos: Tony Wilkins


 

This replica aircraft is representative of Sopwith Camel B7270 of No.209 Squadron, RAF, the machine which Captain Roy Brown flew when he was officially credited with downing Baron Manfred von Richthofen known more famously as the “Red Baron”. These days however it is generally accepted that Richtofen was killed by ground fire. The aircraft was built in 1977 and carried the civil registry G-BFCZ during its flying life. The museum occasionally ground runs the aircraft which is fitted with a Clerget rotary engine.

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7 responses to “Sopwith Camel B7270 at Brooklands Museum

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    This replica aircraft is representative of Sopwith Camel B7270 of No.209 Squadron, RAF, the machine which Captain Roy Brown flew when he was officially credited with downing Baron Manfred von Richthofen known more famously as the “Red Baron”. These days however it is generally accepted that Richtofen was killed by ground fire. The aircraft was built in 1977 and carried the civil registry G-BFCZ during its flying life. The museum occasionally ground runs the aircraft which is fitted with a Clerget rotary engine. By Tony Wilkins https://defenceoftherealm.wordpress.com

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  2. A wonderful classic aircraft! There’s a 1:1 scale diorama of Richtofen’s crashed triplane in the Omaka Aviation Heritage museum in NZ. There was always that debate about whether he was shot down from below or above, but as I understand it it was Brown who did it. The Aussies happened to be where he crashed, and promptly stole his boots along with everything else they could pinch off the aircraft (the diorama faithfully shows them doing so… :-))

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