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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