- 170 blocks
- Includes 1 figure – 1 WWI RAF Pilot
- Compatible with other leading brands of construction blocks
- Made in Europe
- Illustrated instructions manual included in each set
- Model dimensions (L x W x H): 7.5″ x 10″ x 4.1″
- Recommended Ages: 6 and Up
- Part of COBI Historical Collection: Great War series
Introduced in 1917, the Sopwith Camel is without a doubt one of the most famous aircraft of World War I. Since its center of gravity was very far forward and its controls were sensitive, the Camel was considered difficult to fly. Once mastered, however, this British bi-plane was highly maneuverable. This Cobi set includes a pilot, moveable propeller, wheels, and ailerons, and two Vickers machine guns. They were synchronized with the propeller by using an interrupter gear. Thus the pilot no longer had to worry about shooting it off! A full scale replica hangs in the 20th century gallery at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Did you know?
That when everyone’s favorite cartoon Beagle, Snoopy, pretends he’s fighting the Red Baron in famous red Fokker tri-plane, he jumps atop his doghouse and pretends that it is a Sopwith Camel.
A Wisconsin Veteran’s Story…
Rodney Williams, from Delafield, Wisconsin, served as a pilot of a Sopwith Camel in the 17th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces during WWI. In 1918, Williams became the first and only Wisconsin ace during the Great War for shooting down four enemy planes and one balloon. When he was wounded on August 23, 1918 near Bapuame, France, Williams was hospitalized for the rest of the war. For his actions, Williams earned a citation for Gallantry in Action and a Silver Star.
To view items the Wisconsin Veterans Museum holds from Rodney Williams, click here: Rodney D. Williams Collection