Sopwith Pup


WWI Single Seat Fighter Kit:

The Sopwith Pup Kit contains period correct wood, metal fittings, cables, and hardware, all ready-to-assemble. Based on the original factory drawings, this full-size Pup is a sporting single-seater aeroplane.

What’s Included in Sopwith Pup Kit:

Sopwith Pup Side View Blue PrintThe Sopwith Pup is available as a complete kit, as a series of sub-kits.

Fuselage Kit: Wooden longerons and cross-members, wire & cable, and painted, stainless steel metal fittings.

Wing Kit: Spruce spars and ribs, riblets, painted metal fittings, wire and cable.

Tail Kit: Wooden structure, stabilizers, rudder, elevators, wire and cable.

Undercarriage Kit: Left and right undercarriage struts, axle fairing, wheels, axle, tail skid, and bungees.

Strut Kit: Cabane and interplane struts with socket assemblies.

Cowl & Panel Kit: Engine cowling, fuselage metal panels and access doors

Flight Controls Kit: Pulleys, cables, joy stick, rudder bar, airbrake controls, elevator controls with armored pilot seat.

Fuel & Oil Tank Kit: A partitioned tank with straps and installation hardware.

Windscreen Kit: pilots’ windscreen.

Complete Kit: all of the sub-kits listed above priced together along with instructions, a set of original drawings, and unlimited toll-free support from our customer service department.

What You Need:

The vintage aviation enthusiast supplies the following according to their preferences:

  • Engine (we recommend the Gnome 100hp rotary engine from CAMS)
  • Instrumentation
  • Flying wires
  • Fabric covering

Time Frame for Easy Build:

We estimate approximately 1,500 man hours to build the Sopwith Pup.  No welding is required, only varnishing wood components and assembly. Just think of it as a giant erector set.

Assemble by yourself or with our assistance, or have the experts at KipAero assemble one for you. Please inquire.

Time Frame to Receive Kit:

Although we inventory many of the metal fittings for these kits, most wood and other components will not be fabricated until receipt of your order. Please allow 4-6 months depending on back-log.

Questions? Please give us a call at (888) 243-0440 or use our contact page.

Sopwith Pup Historical Summary

Sopwith Pup Specifications