For the later generations became the epic duelling between the two aircrafts relived by Charles Schultz character Snoopy sitting atop of His kennel visualising being a Camel pilot eternally fighting The Red Baron, and even lately have Snoopy's troubles been brought to the silver screen, reliving the Camel for yet another generation.
However, in difference to the other epic opponents: The Spitfire and the Messerschmitt 109, wich was set from the outbreak of the second war, did the Camel and it's triple-winged opponent only appear late in the hostilities: At June 1917, 3 years into the war, for the Sopwiths case.
Hence Sopwith Camel's still occuring heritage was earned over just the last 16 months of the first war. However, as it managed to be the allied aircraft noted for the most kills: 1294, the time was spent effectively!
To the statistics belong that 413 Camel-pilots died in combat, but also that the Camel's agility was on cost of it's stability and prooved to be quite a handfull for unexperienced pilots - Crash-killing 385 =:-o
Edited by Armand, 09 July 2016 - 03:01 PM.