It could fly 10,000ft in ten minutes and had a top speed of 183mph. The fuselage of the plane was made from aluminium, a sturdy, but light metal, so the planes only weighed 420kg, when empty. The only downside was the fact it was tail-heavy, making flight unpredictable. In fact more people died whilst in training, than in dogfights whilst flying the Sopwith Camel. The success of the Sopwith Camel sparked off other designs including the F-1, the 2F-1 and the T.F-1 all manufactured in Kingston.