Sopwith Pup Reborn by Andy SaundersSopwith Pup Reborn by Andy Saunders

Sopwith Pup Reborn

byAndy SaundersAs told byRoy Palmer

Hardcover | July 31, 2017

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This book follows the remarkable history of Sopwith Pup N6161, an allied World War One aircraft which was shot down in 1917, then flown by the Germans and is now being recreated to fly again. The author, Andy Saunders, takes the reader through the life span of the aircraft, from the development and naming of the Sopwith 'Pup' to its eventual restoration and journey back into the air. The N6161 was built in Kingston and shipped to France in 1917, where it embarked on a brief mission that resulted in its fateful capture by German forces. Sopwith Pup Reborn, contains firsthand accounts from the pilots G. L. Elliott of the allied forces, and Karl Myer, the German pilot, and accounts of the incarceration of G . L. Elliott as a POW.

After nearly one hundred years since its original flight and capture, the Sopwith is being restored to its former glory. After painstaking work and research using the original waxed linen drawings from 19161918, the aircraft will be taking to the skies once more.

With full colour photos of the reconstruction in process and original photographs from its time in World War One service, this book is the first of its kind, rather like the aircraft itself.

Andy Saunders lives in East Sussex and has been involved with historic aviation for over thirty years and is well known in the aircraft preservation and restoration field. He is also respected as a serious researcher and author and is a prolific contributor to the aviation press as well as having several books published. He is passiona...
Title:Sopwith Pup RebornFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 6.69 × 0.98 inPublished:July 31, 2017Publisher:Grub Street PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190980830X

ISBN - 13:9781909808300