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WINGS OF GLORY WW1 - SOPWITH 1 1/5 STRUTTER COMIC (78 SQUADRON) Add to Favorites
The Sopwith 1½ Strutter was an innovative multi-role airplane, designed to answer the request of the British Admiralty for a two-seat bomber for the Western Front. Its nickname comes from the odd shape of the inboard struts, which attached to the fuselage rather than to the lower wing. It was the first British airplane to use a synchronized machine-gun for the pilot – able to fire through the rotating propeller – and the first two-seater with a “puller” engine. It served with both British air services and was also widely used by French aviation. The 78 Squadron used this aircraft in home defense, exploiting its flight stability and long range capability to defend Britain against the huge German bombers.
WINGS OF GLORY WW1 - UFAG C.I (FLIK 62/S)
The UFAG C.I was a two-seat biplane that served the Austrian Air Service in many roles. First released in April 1918 and intended to update or replace earlier observation airplanes, its excellent speed and handling saw the UFAG C.I used for everything from escorting observation airplanes to ground attack to light bombing. The fastest two-seater produced by the Central Powers, its Hungarian manufacturer could not keep up with demands and only about 170 had been delivered when the war ended.