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This is a picture of the Furious, as seen in WOWS. In 1918 she carried Sopwith Camels.

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This got me wondering about the company that produced the planes and what happened to it. A little searching led me to this excellent video. The man in the video is Tom Sopwith himself.

 

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Furious also carried Sopwith Scouts ("Pups") during 1917.  in 1926, a Pup was catapulted off USS Idaho at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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2 minutes ago, Charon2018 said:

Furious also carried Sopwith Scouts ("Pups") during 1917.  in 1926, a Pup was catapulted off USS Idaho at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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There is a good channel by a guy that might actually be in competition for "the most interesting man in the world." In it he flies either originals or exact replicas of most of the early planes. Apparently, the "Pup" is easy to fly, whereas the "Camel" is a novice pilot's nightmare but is highly-maneuverable in the hands of an experienced flyer. Here he is flying a "Snipe," which was delivered in the last weeks of WWI. 

 

 

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Sigh...

Going to bed. Vids for in the morning then.

(21 Randoms and a few more Co-op today. Used to play more on weekend days, but there’s little motivation to continue past the third container, and the second daily.)

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I've been fortunate enough to get rides in the DH Gypsy Moth, Stearman PT-17, and New Standard D-25 biplanes.  Being a pilot, on my bucket list is a visit to Kermit Weeks' FOF Museum in Fla.  Thanks for his great Snipe video.

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52 minutes ago, Charon2018 said:

visit to Kermit Weeks' FOF Museum in Fla.

If it's anytime soon think you can stop in Pensacola at the NNAM and give back the Me-262 that used to be at NAS/JRB Willow Grove. One of the many aircraft I miss seeing when going past from their collection. That and when it was more active and could routinely see the fighters taking off and landing - especially the F-14's. 

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7 hours ago, WanderingGhost said:

Me-262 

I was actually born in the town where the Me-262 was first flown. The airfield is still there and is used by the local glider club.

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13 hours ago, WanderingGhost said:
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If it's anytime soon think you can stop in Pensacola at the NNAM and give back the Me-262 that used to be at NAS/JRB Willow Grove. One of the many aircraft I miss seeing when going past from their collection. That and when it was more active and could routinely see the fighters taking off and landing - especially the F-14's. 

Thanks for reminding me of both of those sites too.  My list just gets bigger.  I'll have a lot of catching up to do when they reopen.

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