ATT32372 Sopwith 1 & 1/2 Strutter A1083 No.45 Squadron RFC
Dave Hooper explains :
A1083 of 45 squadron is based on a single fairly grainy line-up photo and fairly unusual in that the fuselage is clear doped linen covered. It is not known who flew this aircraft. Like all the RFC aircraft it does not have any windows in the centre section of the upper wing. On the photograph there is also evidence that it had had some of the control surfaces replaced. The upper wing roundels have white lines around them, but the matching elevators do not appear to be outlined. The elevator appears to be in clear doped linen, but the horizontal stabilizer appears to be PC10. Wheel covers are speculative, based on other 45 squadron strutter wheel covers from the same period. I have included an optional black fuselage strip for those who want to follow Ronny Barrs interpretation of the aircraft. Personally, I think a red stripe was more likely.