Sopwith Propeller

The Sopwith Aviation Company was a British aircraft company that designed and manufactured aeroplanes mainly for the British Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and later Royal Air Force in the First World War, most famously the Sopwith Camel. Sopwith aircraft were also used in varying numbers by the French, Belgian, and American air services during the War. The company was founded by Tommy Sopwith in June 1912, when Sopwith was only 24 years old. During the First World War, the company made more than 16,000 aircraft and employed 5,000 people. These Sopwith Propellers are replicas of the wood props found on these aircraft during WWI.