Century Aviation

1916 Sopwith PUP (2 airframes)


Fantasy of Flight
Polk City, FL

The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft used during the First World War. It was manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company and was officially named the Sopwith Scout. The “Pup” nickname arose because pilots considered it to be the “pup” of the larger two-seat Sopwith 1½ Strutter.
These two Pup airframes belong to Kermit Weeks at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL. They were damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The broken airplanes were shipped from Fantasy of Flight to our shop in East Wenatchee. We disassembled the aircraft and replaced all wood or metal parts that were damaged with the intent to restore the planes to flying condition. The Pups have been delivered to Florida.