The Sopwith Snipe grew from the need to replace the Sopwith Camel, the new Scout was required to be faster, quicker in the climb and as manouvreable as the Camel. The Snipe was faster with it's 230 Hp Bentley radial motor but wasnt as manouvreable as the Camel. The Camel lost performance drastically above 12,000 feet, the Snipe in contrast was able to fight on an equal basis with Fokker DVII's at heights above this. Three squadrons were outfitted with the type in late 1918, 4 Sqn AFC, 43 Sqn RAF and 208 Sqn RAF. The Sopwith Snipe is probably best remembered for the fight the Canadian, Major William G. Barker took part in on the 27th of October 1918 in which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Kits1/72 Czech Master Sopwith Snipe, Resin
1/72 Pegasus Models Sopwith Snipe, Injection Moulded
1/72 Toko Models Sopwith Snipe, Injection Moulded
1/72 Eastern Express Models Sopwith Snipe, Injection Moulded
1/72 Warbirds/Rareplanes Sopwith Snipe, Vacuform
1/48 Blue Max Sopwith Snipe, Injection Moulded
1/48 Copper State Models Sopwith Snipe, Multi-media (Resin, wht. metal, pe, decals)
1/48 Lone Star Models Sopwith Snipe, Vacuform
1/48 Pamela Veal Byplanes Sopwith Snipe
ArticlesPerformance Figures for the Sopwith Snipe
Merrill Anderson - 1/48 CSM Sopwith Snipe.
Tomasz - 1/38 Blue Max Sopwith Snipe in Sapozhnikov's "Nelly" markings
Witold Kozakiewicz - 1/48 Blue Max Sopwith Snipe.
Cameron Riley - 1/48 CSM Sopwith Snipe in 4 Sqn AFC Markings.
Shane Weier - 1/48 Blue Max Sopwith Snipe in 4 Sqn AFC Markings.
Champlin Fighter Pilots Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA