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Sopwith Camel 駱駝式戰鬥機

Sopwith Camel

駕馭世界前,先駕馭自己

Sopwith Camel 駱駝式戰機

很多人會記得史努比漫畫中牠和紅男爵的史詩戰役:當偉大的德國王牌飛行員紅男爵駕駛著福克戰鬥機飛行,史努比的座駕可不是牠以為的狗屋,而是著名的駱駝式戰機——一架擁有豐富歷史的飛機。

駱駝式戰機在1917年夏天加入隊伍,成為第一次世界大戰中最成功的英國戰鬥機。它的名字來自兩組維克斯機槍上方凸起的整流罩,如同兩隻駝峰,所以被稱作駱駝式戰機。這些機槍是首波使用螺旋槳同步射擊的英國戰鬥機,它的設計相當傳統,擁有笨重的木製機身和覆蓋著布料的交錯式翅膀,並由合金整流罩包裹它的徑向引擎。

它的部分設計沿用早期的小狗戰鬥機,駱駝式戰機的裝備更好、速度更快,但是飛行起來也更困難。引擎、油箱,機槍和飛行員的重量都集中在飛機的前半部,讓它擁有出色的機動性,但是引擎旋轉的慣性很容易使飛機產生迴圈失控,導致許多新手飛行員因此喪生。在戰爭結束時,駱駝式戰機和它傑出的資深駕駛員們共擊落了1300架敵機,因此廣受讚譽。 

Sopwith Camel

Many will remember the epic dogfights of“Snoopy and the Red Baron” From the Peanuts comic strip. While the great German Ace piloted his red Fokker Dr.I, Snoopy flew his dog house, which (in his mind), was the famed Sopwith Camel, an aircraft with its own rich history.

Entering service in the Summer of 1917, the Sopwith Camel came to be the most successful British fighter of World War I. The Camel got its moniker from the raised fairings built along the sides of the twin Vickers machine guns, giving the fuselage a “humped” profile. These guns were the first on a British fighter to be synchronised to fire through the propellor. Of fairly conventional design, the Camel utilised a bulky wooden fuselage and staggered wings covered with fabric. An alloy cowling wrapped around the radial engine.


Sharing some of its design with the earlier Sopwith Pup, the Camel was faster with improved armament, but was much harder to fly. The combined weight of engine, fuel tank, guns and pilot were concentrated towards the front of the plane giving it excellent manoeuvrability, but the inertia created by the rotary engine could cause the plane to “loop”wildly on take-off which caused the death of many novice pilots. By the war’s end, The Sopwith Camel’s seasoned pilots were credited for shooting down nearly 1,300 enemy aircraft. 

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Sopwith Camel

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Sopwith Camel

Size (mm): Wingspan: 270 Length: 185

英國單座雙翼螺旋槳的駱駝式戰機(Sopwith Camel),擁有較短的耦合機身、火力強大的雙同步機槍。這架高速且低穩定性的戰機需要優異的駕駛技術才能有效操縱,但對於有經驗的飛行員來說,機動力首屈一指,是當時協約國戰績最輝煌的機型。

Sopwith Camel

駕馭世界前,先駕馭自己

Sopwith Camel

每一種離地方式都是困難的。
如果你成功,或許你就能駕馭世界。

Sopwith Camel

雙翼螺旋槳  - 機身粗短  - 引擎後方凸起 

Sopwith Camel

Size (mm): Wingspan: 225 Length: 181

英國單座雙翼螺旋槳的駱駝式戰機(Sopwith Camel),擁有較短的耦合機身、火力強大的雙同步機槍。這架高速且低穩定性的戰機需要優異的駕駛技術才能有效操縱,但對於有經驗的飛行員來說,機動力首屈一指,是當時協約國戰績最輝煌的機型。


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