Authentic Sopwith Airplanes with Rotary Engines

Join Us at EAA AirVenture 2021 Booth #310

Thinking of building a WW1 aeroplane? Stop by the KipAero booth at EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh) July 26-August 1 to see for yourself how easy it is to assemble an authentic reproduction KipAero kit. We’ll be assembling a Sopwith 1½ Strutter fuselage daily! More information here.

Authentic Reproductions for the Original Experience

KipAero’s full-size, authentic Sopwith airplanes are developed using the original factory drawings and period correct materials. Fitted with new production rotary engines, the result is just like the original flying experience of one hundred years ago. The Sopwith reproduction aeroplanes – 1½ Strutter, Pup, Triplane, and Camel – are available in kit form or assembled.

Our goal is to assist the vintage aviation enthusiast by providing the parts and expertise needed to accurately build, restore, repair and maintain your vintage airplane. Please call us at (888) 243-0440 or use our contact form and let us know how we can help you with your vintage aviation project.

Side view of Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

Reproduction verses Replica? What’s the difference?

A reproduction is exactly like the original. It is produced to factory specifications using period materials and original drawings. Essentially, production stopped, then production re-started, albeit a hundred years later. The experience of flying a reproduction is exactly like flying the original aeroplane.

A replica is not produced to original specifications,  may not use original materials or even an original type engine. To the uneducated, it may look somewhat like an original, but certainly does not fly like one.

All of KipAero Sopwith aeroplanes and kits are authentic reproductions.

For the Early Aero Experience, check out KipAero’s YouTube Channel here.