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SE5A w/Machine Gun

SE5A w/Machine Gun

SE5A w/Machine Gun SE5A w/Machine Gun SE5A w/Machine Gun SE5A w/Machine Gun

Ref: BD080a

SCALE 1/20 Dimensions in cms 30.48 x 40.64 x 15.24

The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 was a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War.

The first examples reached the Western Front before the Sopwith Camel. Although it had a much better overall performance than the Camel, problems with its Hispano-Suiza engine, particularly the geared-output H-S 8B-powered early versions, meant that there was a chronic shortage of S.E.5s until well into 1918 and fewer squadrons were equipped with the S.E.5 than with the Sopwith fighter. Together with the Camel, the S.E.5 was instrumental in regaining allied air superiority in mid-1917 and maintaining it for the rest of the war, ensuring there was no repetition of "Bloody April" 1917 when losses in the Royal Flying Corps were much heavier than in the Luftstreitkräfte.

Price: 329.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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