Authentic Sopwith Airplanes with Rotary Engines

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.

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.
A replica may look like the original but is not produced to original specifications therefore does not perform like the original.

It’s like driving an Austin Healey 3000 or driving a fiberglass body on a chassis fitted with a VW engine that looks like an Austin Healey. Which would you want to drive?

All of KipAero Sopwith aeroplanes and kits are authentic reproductions.

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.