Watch in Awe~ Dogfight: 1917 Sopwith Camel vs 1917 Fokker Dr.1 Triplane
Watch in awe as a 1917 Sopwith Camel dogfights with a 1917 triple winged Fokker Dr.1 Triplane
Sopwith F.1 Camel
most famous British fighter aircraft of the 'Great War', the Camel
became a household name during, and after the war.
While almost five and a half thousand Camels were produced
from 1917, very few remain today, and no original airworthy examples
This aircraft is an authentically built
full scale reproduction, with a number of original parts, including the
160 horse power Gnome rotary engine (which is now the oldest operating
aircraft engine in New Zealand).
Recently repainted, this Camel now represents the aircraft
flown by Blenheim (New Zealand) born man, Clive Collett.
Read more: http://www.aviationfilm.com/aircraft/camel/index.shtml
The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane)
was a WWI fighter aircraft built by Fokker Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I