KNIGHTS OF THE SKIES
S.E.5a D 276,
No.74 Sqn. RAF, Spring 1918,
Captain E. Mick Mannock
The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
was a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War.
Although the first examples reached the Western Front
before the Sopwith Camel and it had a much better overall performance,
problems with its Hispano-Suiza engine,
particularly the geared-output H-S 8B-powered versions,
meant that there was a chronic shortage of S.E.5s
until well into 1918 and fewer squadrons were equipped
with this type 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 this for the rest of the war,
ensuring there was no repetition of "Bloody April” 1917
when losses in the Royal Flying Corp
were much heavier than in the Luftstreitkräfte.
*PLEASE NOTE this model has the screw hole for the flight stands*
ACE-08 & ACE-08P
We now accept PAYPAL,
to purchase your figures please send your order by e-mail to
after checking that everything is available,
you will be billed via PAYPAL.
your order will be shipped on confirmation of payment.
worldwide airmail 12%
(minimum postage us$10)
JOHN JENKINS DESIGNS
UNIT 6H, TOWER 1,
KING LEY IND. BUILDING,
33-35 YIP KAN STREET,
WONG CHUCK HANG,
tel/fax; 852 2553 9313