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Monday, December 04, 2017 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Christmas would hardly be Christmas without something special from Wingnut Wings - and this year Richard Alexander has sent word of something very special indeed... a Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin!
"Hi,

We are pleased to announce that our new release 32073 1/32 Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin is now available from Wingnut Wings stockists worldwide (or within the next few hours or days).

The Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin was a high altitude fighter introduced in late 1917 and was powered by the 200hp Hispano-Suiza V8 geared “Hisso” engine. It was faster and performed much better at high altitudes compared to it's more famous counterpart the Sopwith Camel. The Sopwith Dolphin featured two bay wings with negative stagger, a completely open top wing centre section, deep fuselage and was armed with up to 4 guns. Nearly 1800 Dolphins were built by The Sopwith Aviation Company LTD, Hooper & Company LTD and The Darracq Motor Engineering Company LTD. It wasn't officially declared obsolete by the RAF until September 1921 and a small number continued to see service with Poland in the early 1920s.

32073 - 1/32 Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin
Price: US$ 79 + shipping costs (+NZGST for NZ deliveries)

-144 high quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-18 part highly detailed 200hp Hispano-Suiza engine (originally available in 32003 1/32 SE.5a “Hisso”).
-Optional propellers, 20lb Cooper bombs & carrier and Lewis gun armament.
-Optional early and late production radiators, centre sections, tail skids and front cowls.
-12 photo-etched metal detail parts.
-24 page fully illustrated instruction manual.
-High quality Cartograf decals for 5 aircraft including markings for American, Australian, British and New Zealand pilots and/or squadrons;

A - Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C3785, RNAS Dover (UK), early 1918.
B - Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C3803 “Red Star”, SARD (UK), RFC, March 1918.
C - Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C3824 “U”, JW Pearson (USA - 12 victories) & CE Walton (USA), C Flight 23 Sqn RAF, May to July 1918.
D - Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C3879 “Q”, RB Bannermann, C Flight 79 Sqn RAF, August to November 1918 (NZ - 17 victories).
E - Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C8163 “A”, HJ Larkin, A Flight 87 Sqn RAF, August to November 1918 (Oz - 11 victories).

Available to pre-order (expected 2nd week of December 2018);
90054 Windsock Datafile 54 Sopwith Dolphin US$10
91002 Windsock - Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V/D.Va US$28
91003 Windsock - Building the Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII US$35
91004 Windsock - Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV US$35
91005 Windsock - Building the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Camels & LVG C.VI US$35 (NEW)
All prices + shipping costs (+NZGST for NZ deliveries)

Wingnut Wings will be shut for our Christmas holidays from 23 December 2017 and reopen on 8 January 2018.

Wingnut Wings models and accessories are available direct through our website www.wingnutwings.com and through increasing numbers of specialist retailers worldwide. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let me know.

Regards

Richard Alexander"


Full details are available on the Wingnut Wings website, include more shots of the superb build by Brett Sharman shown below.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
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Cheeky bastards! I wants one!!
DEC 04, 2017 - 08:56 AM
Hi Michael Yes - my Xmas wish-list has undergone a hasty re-write! All the best Rowan
DEC 04, 2017 - 09:17 AM
Unfortunately my Hanukkah gift is already en route and doesn't included any Sopwith marine mammals. Nuts, I've been asking WNW for this one for a long while now. Oh well, my birthday is in March! Unless our fearless leaders get a sample in for review, of course... Michael
DEC 04, 2017 - 09:34 AM
Wow!!! finally!!! I had some trouble with my pre-order Sopwith Camel from WnW's US based warehouse (29 miles from my home) last Christmas-- it didn't end up getting here until May! But the upshoot of that was I had a very pleasant email discussion with Richard Alexander about what WnW should release next (as if my opinion would influence such a decision-- ha ha) my choice was the Sopwith F5 Dolphin! I told him my issues with the pre-order would be promptly forgotten if WnW would only release a Sopwith Dolphin! So all is now forgotten-- unfortunately, I told my wife I wanted the Jeanin Stahltaube for Xmas this year. I wonder if it's to late to change my mind? All I can say is Hallelujah!! This has been the #1 aircraft of any era on my 1/32 want list-- I never thought they'd release it! Just to show you what a stand-up company WnW is, they sent me a gratis copy of Albatros' "Sopwith Camel Squadrons" for the mix up with my Camel order. So I went out and located an Albatros pubs "Sopwith Dolphin" and bought it right away. Thank you WnW!! VR, Russ
DEC 04, 2017 - 01:32 PM
They always find a way to separate a man (or woman) from his/her money.
DEC 08, 2017 - 12:12 PM
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