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By Paul R. Hare

ISBN-10: 1781551979

ISBN-13: 9781781551974

People with any curiosity within the First international warfare may have have heard of the planes so much linked to that clash - the mythical Sopwith Camel and Royal airplane Factory’s S.E.5a, that are known as the «Spitfire» and «Hurricane» of the good battle. Aviation fanatics may possibly even understand of the Camels predecessors, the Sopwith puppy or the Triplane.

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2 The Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough—a Government-run establishment that was first organised in 1878 to construct observation balloons for the Army—designed what was probably the world’s first high-speed scouting aeroplane towards the end of 1912 as its superintendent, Mervyn O. Gorman, considered that speed would be an unarmed reconnaissance machine’s best defence. The new design was originally designated Blériot Scout No. 1, to signify that like the famous cross-Channel machine, it was a tractor design.

There is a mounting for a Lewis gun on the upper-centre section although no gun is fitted. Subsequent machines were finished more simply with semi-conical fairings blending the curve of the engine cowling into the flat fuselage sides with the stub spars uncovered to provide some downward view from the cockpit and with the ailerons cables, guides and pulleys exposed for ease of maintenance. 5611 was retained by the Royal Aircraft Factory and tested with both the Le Rhône and Clerget 80-hp rotary engines as well as the Gnome.

This attack did little damage although one bomb landed close to the latrines, panicking an NCO who was using the facilities at the time. Spratt took off and gave chase, and although his Tabloid was unarmed, forced the enemy to land by flying aggressively as if to attack. Three days later and armed with a revolver, Spratt attacked another enemy aircraft and fired thirty rounds at it, but without visible result. Tabloid, 326, that served at the Central Flying School in 1915. 386 remained with the Aircraft Park until 26 December when it was issued to No.

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