Think of the First World War and then think of an aircraft. What springs to mind will probably be the Sopwith Camel. The single-seat Camel was one of the most successful RNAS/RFC/RAF 'scouts' (the period term for a fighter) of the First World War. Jarrod Cotter has been given rare access to the Shuttleworth Collection's Sopwith Camel replica as well as Camel new-builds in France and New Zealand. The manual includes rare and stunning colour photography of rebuilding, restoring and flying this classic WW1 fighter.
Jarrod Cotter is co-author of the Haynes Avro Lancaster Manual, author of the Haynes P-51 Mustang Manual and Living Lancasters (Sutton). He is a former editor of FlyPast, Aviation Classics and Aeroplane Monthly magazines. He lives in Lincolnshire.