Help support TMP


1:48 Sopwith Camel Comic Kit Available


Back to Hobby News


Areas of Interest

World War One
Toy Gaming

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Recent Link


Featured Ruleset


Featured Showcase Article

Sugar Plum Fairy Set

The Sovereign of Sweets and her entourage take their turn in Showcase.


Featured Profile Article

Axis & Allies: Tiger Heaven BatRep

A German assault group clashes with an Allied force in the wide-open plains of Tiger Heaven.


Featured Book Review


927 hits since 1 Oct 2021


©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

From der Kampfflieger

Watermarked PDF – $15.00 USD

1:48 Sopwith Camel Comic Kit

1:48 3D paper model of the Sopwith Camel Comic, a WWI British night-fighter.

The "Comic" was a Camel variant designed specifically for night-fighting duties. The twin Vickers guns were replaced by two Lewis guns on Foster mountings firing forward over the top wing, as the muzzle flash of the Vickers guns could blind the pilot. To allow reloading of the guns, the pilot was moved about 12 inches (30 cm) to the rear, and to compensate, the fuel tank was moved forward. It served with Home Defense Squadrons against German air raids. The "Comic" nickname was unofficial, and was shared with the night-fighter version of the Sopwith 1½ Strutter.

Kit contains six 1:48 models with different liveries, used by Home Defense squadrons in 1918.

For more information

Extracted by Personal logo Editor Dianna The Editor of TMP
Text edited by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian
Graphics edited by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian
Scheduled by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian