The Vintage Model Company Sopwith Triplane kit 460mm

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Kärkiväli: 460mm


Sopwith triplane kit 460mm

Tuotenumero: VMC179812
35,00 €Hinta
  • A multi-winged marvel


    Sopwith’s Chief Engineer, Herbert Smith, developed the Triplane on the orders of owner Thomas Sopwith as a private enterprise for a new scout (fighter) aircraft, with superior rates of climb, roll, and better all-round visibility than current designs. Smith believed that three staggered, narrow chord wings, set wide apart, each with its own set of ailerons would fit the bill. The prototype flew in May 1916 piloted by Sopwith test pilot Harry Hawker (later to form the Hawker Aircraft Company of Hurricane fame). Astonishingly for a maiden test flight, Hawker successfully looped the aircraft three times. Subsequent flights proved that Smith was right and that the "Tripehound" as many pilots came to know the aircraft, had far better rates of climb, manoeuvrability and visibility than any other domestic or enemy aircraft of the day (although this was tempered by slower dives than German aircraft of the same period).

    In the box:

    Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood

    PVA glue for building the wooden frames

    One Ø 150mm plastic propeller

    Pre-bent motor hook and shaft

    Three low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarrage and tail wheel legs

    Vaccuum formed canopy and spinner

    Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs

    Motor peg

    Rubber motor strip

    Tissue to cover the model

    Parts reference sheet

    Full size summary plan sheet

    Scheme diagram sheet

    Scheme markings

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