BRYAN GIBBINS COLLECTION
No. 8458. Sopwith 1 Strutter (A8226) Royal Air Force
Photographed at Hendon, London, UK, by Bryan Gibbins

Sopwith 1 Strutter

12/31/2008. This aircraft was one of a batch of 200 aircraft built by Ruston, Proctor & Co. Ltd. of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK. Of these 200 at least 48 went to Russia, 10 to Belgium, 9 to France and 9 to Romania. In all Ruston, Proctor & Co manufactured 350 1 Strutters, serials were 7762 to 7811 (50), A2381 to A2430 (50), A8141 to A8340 (200) and B2551 to B2600 (50). Overall, 6,000 1 Strutters were produced by nine companies in the UK (1,497) and four companies in France (ca. 4,500).

Created December 31, 2008