The Sopwith F.1 Camel entered service in 1917 and was one of the most successful Allied fighter of WW1. It was agile and fast but prone to spinning but despite that it went on to claim over 1200 combat victories.
By 1918 it was being replaced by more advanced aircraft but continued in use in the ground attack role until the end of the war.
The Camel was flown by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service and also the RAF in 1918 when it was formed from the two services. Ten other countries also flew the Camel.
The Camel was armed with 2 x 7.7mm machine guns.