"Birdie" Sopwith Camel

Michael Bryan


Title:
"Birdie" Sopwith Camel

Medium:
Original Mixed Media/Aluminum

Unframed Size:
48" X 96"

Condition:
Mint

Purchased Year:
2017

Purchased from:
Artist

Certificate:
Yes

Certificate
Issued By:
Artist

 
Retail Price:
$28,000.00




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"Birdie, Sopwith Camel" original on Aluminum by Michael Bryan

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Yet another example of the exquisite hand painting by Michael Bryan of this early aviation specimen.

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the earlier Sopwith Pup and became one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of the First World War.

The Camel was powered by a single rotary engine and was armed with twin synchronized machine guns. Though proving difficult to handle, it provided for a high level of manoeuvrability to an experienced pilot, an attribute which was highly valued in the type's principal use as a fighter aircraft. In total, Camel pilots have been credited with the shooting down of 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the conflict. Towards the end of the Great War, the type had also seen use as a ground-attack aircraft, partially due to it having become increasingly outclassed as the capabilities of fighter aircraft on both sides was rapidly advancing at that time.

The main variant of the Camel was designated as the F.1; several dedicated variants were built for a variety of roles, including the 2F.1 Ship's Camel, which was used for operating from the flight decks of aircraft carriers, the Comic night fighter variant, and the T.F.1, a dedicated 'trench fighter' that had been armoured for the purpose of conducting ground attacks upon heavily defended enemy lines. The Camel also saw use as a two-seat trainer aircraft. In January 1920, the last aircraft of the type were withdrawn from RAF service.





"Birdie" Sopwith Camel

Michael Bryan

Title:
"Birdie" Sopwith Camel

Medium:
Original Mixed Media/Aluminum

Unframed Size:
48" X 96"

Condition:
Mint

Purchased Year:
2017

Purchased from:
Artist

Certificate:
Yes

Certificate
Issued By:
Artist

 
Retail Price:
$28,000.00




Comment:

CALL FOR DIVA PRICE




Make an Offer / Ask A Question










"Birdie, Sopwith Camel" original on Aluminum by Michael Bryan

Yet another example of the exquisite hand painting by Michael Bryan of this early aviation specimen.

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the earlier Sopwith Pup and became one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of the First World War.

The Camel was powered by a single rotary engine and was armed with twin synchronized machine guns. Though proving difficult to handle, it provided for a high level of manoeuvrability to an experienced pilot, an attribute which was highly valued in the type's principal use as a fighter aircraft. In total, Camel pilots have been credited with the shooting down of 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the conflict. Towards the end of the Great War, the type had also seen use as a ground-attack aircraft, partially due to it having become increasingly outclassed as the capabilities of fighter aircraft on both sides was rapidly advancing at that time.

The main variant of the Camel was designated as the F.1; several dedicated variants were built for a variety of roles, including the 2F.1 Ship's Camel, which was used for operating from the flight decks of aircraft carriers, the Comic night fighter variant, and the T.F.1, a dedicated 'trench fighter' that had been armoured for the purpose of conducting ground attacks upon heavily defended enemy lines. The Camel also saw use as a two-seat trainer aircraft. In January 1920, the last aircraft of the type were withdrawn from RAF service.