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KNIGHTS OF THE SKIES


ACE-08     S.E.5a D 276, No.74 Sqn. RAF, Spring 1918, Captain E. Mick Mannock  (1pc)      US$235


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





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