Aeroplane Monthly 1980-05
N.Parnell - Scout from Sidney
Neil Cottee’s Sopwith Pup reproduction
Another conspicuous irregularity is the tailwheel, seen in the take-off shot.
Only the exhaust stub beneath the cowling mars the lines in the head-on view.
Note the additional cooling louvres in the cowling, an interesting feature, as many photographs of rotary-engined Pups taken during World War One reveal similar louvres, but in the front of the cowling.
Under construction, with the steel-tube fuselage, Genet engine and wing structure evident.