PUP LEAVES DUXFORD

Sopwith Pup N6161 about to leave Duxford in a curtain-sided truck on 18 July.
DAVID WHITWORTH

Sopwith Pup N6161/G-ELRT was dismantled in Hangar 3 at IWM Duxford on 18 July and loaded onto a truck for the first leg of a journey to a new owner in the USA. The reconstructed fighter made its maiden post-restoration flight at Duxford on 17 October 2016 with Shuttleworth Collection chief pilot ‘Dodge’ Bailey at the controls (see News, Aeroplane December 2016), and a sole display appearance at the Duxford Air Festival in May this year. The 80hp Le Rhône-powered machine was restored by Retrotec for previous owner Roy Palmer.