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The Sopwith "Python" by rOEN911 The Sopwith "Python" by rOEN911

With the operational success of the "Camel" the sopwith design team set out to produce their most radical and ambitious fighter yet.The Sopwith python took to the air in September of 1918.Despite its unorthodox look the "Python" Was a structurally sound machine.High maneuverable and armed with four belt fed vickers machine guns,twice firepower of most its german counterparts,the python was an unnerving sight to the German Imperial Air Service.Placing the two poer plants becide each other counteracthed the problem of gyroscopic rotation that plagued the F1 "Camel".Lansings proved to be more diffucult...

Only a Handful of Pythons were Produced and only two found teir way to the combat squadrons on the Western Front.There are no reported combat Victories by either machine.No Examples of this unique aircraft survive today.

Inspired from Robert Fitzgerald 's "revisionism" series.
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, if this was to deal with the rotary engine problem, couldn't they simply made a twin-engine scout?
KK-Afterbrun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
please tell me that this is fake...This looks like a bad idea every day of the week.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well never flown but the drawings were there :)
KK-Afterbrun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Wounder if you could do something like this with a plane that never existed...
Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
and I thought the Twin Blackburn was enough, I guess they need for bombers, AMAZING work on the aircraft dude, never thought this designed exists in WWI :D :D :D
perttime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Do you think this design was inspired by the Sopwith Bactrian reconnaissance aircraft that flew in the summer of 1918?

rOEN911 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nop i saw a nice picture in a book and i decide to do the same :P
Denis7788 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Very interesting and informative since I’m not very good at WWI details! So, besides esthetic visual pleasure you educate me/us so much either ;)
Thank you!
blw7920 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never heard of this aircraft before, and I like to think I'm an aviation buff, very interesting, and another great picture!!! :)
SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I love these weird bastard designs like the Twin Mustang and now the Sopwith Python. What loony decides that fusing two hulls together is a good idea eh?
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