Cobi Great War Historical Collection
- 175 pcs
- 1 pilot figure – Captain Arthur Roy Brown, No 209 Squadron
- Bodywork with pad printing
- A sheet of stickers with historical symbols
- Completed Dimensions 7.5” L x 10.0” Wingspan x 4.1” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 6 years and above.
The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft that was introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.
The F.1 was the main production version. It was armed with twin synchronised Vickers guns.
No. 209 Squadron of the British Royal Air Force was originally formed from a nucleus of "Naval Eight" on 1 February 1917 at Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France, as No. 9 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and saw active service in both World Wars, the Korean War and in Malaya. During the remainder of World War I, 209 Squadron flew Sopwith Camels over the Western Front on fighter and ground support missions. The Squadron badge, the falling red eagle, symbolizes the destruction of Baron Manfred von Richthofen (commonly known as The Red Baron) who, in the 1914–1918 War, was credited to the guns of a pilot, Roy Brown from No. 209 Squadron. The use of the squadron number ceased in 1968 and has not been reused since by an RAF squadron.
This model from COBI represents the historical model from the period of Great War. It has a rotating propeller, movable flaps, wheels and a pilot figure that can be put in the cockpit of the plane armed with two machine guns. Its quality construction allows the model to serve as unique display piece as well as being a plane to play with. The model includes a pilot figure with the likeness of Captain Roy Brown.