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The Shuttleworth Collection’s Sopwith Triplane climbs steeply after take off. Built as a modern replica to the original WW1 drawings and specification by the Northern Aeroplane Workshops this aircraft was such a triumph of craftmanship that the original designer, Tommy Sopwith, shortly before he died certified it as being the last official production machine of its type.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! You can’t brew a cuppa in this dixie!

    – Colin Smedley

  • fototaker
    fototakerover 1 year ago

    Amazing and sharp image of this triplane! i’ve seen a few biplanes in my time, but never seen one of these! Great timing – I love the clouds in the backdrop!

  • Thanks a bunch! Tommy’sTripe had an amazing rate of climb for an old timer and for me was the most impressive of the Royal Naval Air Sevice WW1 aircraft.

    – Colin Smedley

  • fototaker
    fototakerover 1 year ago

    with all those air surfaces, no wonder!!!

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 1 year ago

    Brilliant Work !

  • Thanks Colin!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotabout 1 year ago

    A fantastic shot Colin…It amazes me that it really flew with that stack of wings

  • Thanks Noel! It flew better than most too!

    – Colin Smedley

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