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Camel F.1 - Specifications


Height (mm):

2.590

Length (mm):

5.490

Wing span (mm):

8.530

Wing surface (sq.m):

2.146

Empty weight (kg):

431

Take-off weight (kg):

700

Fuel capacity (ltr):

168

Oil capacity (ltr):

20

1.000 m. —    3 min.   7 sec.

2.000 m. —    6 min. 35 sec.

Climb rate

3.000 m. —  11 min.   5 sec.

4.000 m. — 17 min.  39 sec.

5.000 m. — 27 min.  56 sec.

Engine:

Clerget 9B Rotary 9 cylinders

Power:

130hp

Sea level  —   190.

1.000 m. —   178.

Maximum airspeed

2.000 m. —   168.

(LAS: Km/h)


3.000 m. —   154.

4.000 m. —   142.

5.000 m. —   128.

Service ceiling (m):

6.000.

Endurance:

combat  —   2h. 30

(hrs. min.) at


1.000 m.


cruise  —    5 hrs.

Armament:

2 Vickers Mk1 — 7.69mm.

Capacity:

500 rounds — per barrel

Firing rate:

450 - 600 rounds/min

Bomb load:

36 kg.

Sopwith F1 Camel F6314

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The Sopwith Aviation Company


Kinston upon Thames




The Ham Works in Richmond
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CLERGET  9B Specifications


Type

9-cylinder air-cooled rotary engine.

Date:

1917

Bore:

120 mm (4.72 in)

Stroke:

160 mm (6.30 in)

Displacement:

16.29 L (993.8 cu in)

Dry weight:

175 kg (385 lb)

R.P.M.:

1.250

Length:

920mm (36.22 in)

Diameter:

1,020mm (40.55 in)

Fuel system:

Tampier Bloc-tube carburettor

Cooling system:

Air-Cooled

Ignition system:

Magneto's

Power output:

130 hp (96 kW) at 1,250 rpm

Compression ratio:

4.56:1

Clerget 9B 130hp

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Clerget-Blin works


Société Clerget-Blin et Cie


37, Rue Cavé in LEVALLOIS-PERRET (Seine)
Île de la Jatte (Nanterre)


FRANCE

Clerget 9B Aero Engine

By Pierre Jansen

PJVision

Visualization Projects, The Netherlands

The Sopwith F1 Camel - Images Album


The Sopwith Camel F.1 was a direct development of Herbert Smith's Sopwith Pup and the two planes were not dissimilar in appearance, but this is where the similarity ended.

Unlike the elegant and docile handling Pup, the Camel was a high strung animal, difficult and dangerous to fly. But in the hands of a skilled pilot, able to take advantage of its temperamental flying characteristics, it was an extreme dog-fighter that could out maneuver any contemporary airplane with the possible exception of the Fokker Dr.I Triplane.

The F6314 was one of a batch of 200 Camels, F6301-F6500, built by Boulton and Paul to contract 35a/1302/c.1293, ordered 18 June 1918, and delivered week ending 7 September 1918 - week ending 16 November 1918.
However, restoration by R G J Nash c.1936 discovered traces of the serial H?508 on the rudder. This does not match with any known Camel serial number, leaving F6314 as the most likely contender. There is however a further complication. Two different Camels carried the same serial number!
This is explained in the  Air-Britain Camel File (1993).