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The Sopwith Camel was introduced in 1917 and offered two different types: the F.1 Camel that was used by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), and the 2F.1 version that was used by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).

A Sopwith CamelThe primary difference between the two aircraft was that the Sopwith Camel 2F.1 had a wingspan 33.02 centimetres narrower than the F.1, and its fuselage was built in two pieces enabling the plane to be taken apart for placement onto ships.

Additionally, the 2F.1 had a Lewis gun over the wing, and a Vickers gun on the fuselage, while the F.1 had two Vickers guns mounted on the fuselage.

The Sopwith Camel was so successful as a fighting aircraft it remained in use until the end of the war.


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