Thursday, November 5, 2015
Sopwith Triplane -- November 5, 2015
A reproduction of a Sopwith Triplane, a nimble fighter flown mostly by Britain's Royal Naval Air Service. The "B" Flight of Number 10 Naval Squadron was called The Black Flight because their planes were painted black and named things like "Black Prince" and "Black Death." All the pilots of the flight were Canadians, and it produced some of Canada's greatest aces like Raymond Collishaw.
After they saw the Tripe, the Germans wanted their own triplane fighter.
In July, 2010, we visited the Museum of Flight near Seattle. I took this photo in the Personal Courage Wing, which features airplanes, mostly fighters, from World War One and World War Two.