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Sopwiths Over Flanders Fiel...

06 October 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Tripehounds!   There can't be many aircraft prototypes that have been looped on their maiden flight. But I do know of one that was - three times in rapid succession, a few minutes into the flight. It was the Sopwith Triplane, courtesy of the Sopwith Aviation Company's famous test pilot, Harry Hawker, who gave his name to the firm when it was effectively reconstituted to avoid a crippl...

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Sopwiths Over Flanders Fiel...

21 September 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
The Pups are coming!   Jagdstaffel Boelcke Jan. 4th 1917 4.15pm Near Metz au Couture Sopwith One Seater, No. LRT 5193 Motor: 80hp le Rhone No.5187 A new type of plane, never seen before, but as wings broken, barely discernible. Pilot: Lieut. Todd killed, papers and valuables enclosed. About 4.15pm. Just after starting, we saw above us at 4000 meters altitude four planes unmoleste...

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Stachel -vs- the SPADs...

19 September 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
More incidents and accidents in my current Rise of Flight career   Stachel’s next two missions follow what’s becoming a familiar pattern – first, a patrol west to the front, turning south to fly down the trenchlines. Then another interception in the airspace a short distance to the south-east. Both times, I used PWCG’s pilot selection screen to ensure I was leading a flight of four a...

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