I have been fortunate to have seen some truly masterful builds in my time, but nothing compares to Bert Filippiā€™s Sopwith Pup. This is without a doubt the single most authentic, non original WW1 aircraft. Even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917.

Whilst almost all parts in this aircraft are original of that era (including the Gnome Rotary engine), only the windshield and the joystick are from the actual Pup it is modelled on and therefore it is registered as a replica.

Full article on the history of this amazing aircraft can be seen in issue 2 of the TAVAS newsletter, available free to all members. To become a member