1917 Sopwith Triplane Plans / 4-View
August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler

August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler

August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

These plans for the 1917 Sopwith Triplane were scanned from my purchased copy of the August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler magazine. Plans for this fine model were drawn by Mr. Björn Karlström. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.

"The Sopwith Triplane was a British single seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War. Pilots nicknamed it the Tripehound or simply the Tripe. The Triplane became operational with the Royal Naval Air Service in early 1917 and was immediately successful. The Triplane was nevertheless built in comparatively small numbers and was withdrawn from active service as Sopwith Camels arrived in the latter half of 1917. Surviving aircraft continued to serve as operational trainers until the end of the war. " - Wikipedia


Thanks to Marcin O. for letting me know about these free CAD plans from The Profili website. Download a free DXF File Viewer from SolidWorks. Type "Sopwith Triplane" into the "By name" search box.

1917 Sopwith Triplane Plans, August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets
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1917 Sopwith Triplane Plans, August 1968 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets
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Posted June 28, 2010