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6 Sqn, AFC

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Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A6963?

P00826_019 (Cropped) via Brendan Cowan

     
 

Sopwith 1 Strutter Image Gallery

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Type Aircraft History
? Strutter 2 Sqn, AFC, unofficially acquired a French Flying Corps Sopwith 1 Strutter which they named "Sophie".
The serial number for this aircraft is unknown.
A5239 Strutter Built by Wells Aviation,
Fitted with 110 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A5964 Strutter Built by Morgan & Co.,
Fitted with 130 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A5965 Strutter Built by Morgan & Co.,
Fitted with 130 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A5967 Strutter Built by Morgan & Co.,
May have served with 2 Sqn AFC according to captions on photographs of this aircraft held by the AWM.

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A5967 (2 Sqn, AFC ?)

AWM H12729_33 via Brendan Cowan  Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A5967 (2 Sqn, AFC ?)

AWM H12729_34 via Brendan Cowan

A6903 Strutter Built by Hooper & Co. Ltd., Chelsea,
Fitted with 130 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A6904 Strutter Built by Hooper & Co. Ltd., Chelsea,
Fitted with 130 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A6945 Strutter Built by Hooper & Co. Ltd., Chelsea,
Fitted with 130 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
A6963 Strutter Built by Hooper & Co. Ltd., Chelsea,
Fitted with 110 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A6963?

AWM P00826_019 via Brendan Cowan

A7781(?) Strutter Fitted with 110 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
Note: This is an Airco D.H.4 serial.
A8241 Strutter Built by Ruston, Proctor & Co. Ltd., Lincoln,
Fitted with 110 hp Clerget engine.
Served with 6 Sqn AFC.
 
     
 

Both 2 & 4 Sqns, AFC are known to have operated this type, but the serials and quantities are not known.

 
     
Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutters of 2 Sqn, AFC

AWM H12729_32 via Brendan Cowan  Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter AFC

AWM P00826_018 via Brendan Cowan  Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter, AFC, Yatesbury, England.

AWM P00826_042 via Brendan Cowan
     

The Author of this page is Brendan Cowan

Sources: Australian Military Aircraft 1909-1918, Keith Isaacs, AWM, Men & Machines of the Australian Flying Corps 1914-1919, Charles Schaedel, High Adventure, A.H.Cobby, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson.

Updated 27 August 2014

     

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