The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 was a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War. This is a 1:20 scale hand crafted wooden model with a wingspan of 41cm. It ships complete ready to display
The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 was a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War. This is a 1:20 scale hand crafted wooden model with a wingspan of 41cm.
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.
It ships complete ready to display part of a series of exceptional museum quality models. They are faithfully reproduced in kiln dried Mahogany. Each is carved, joined and sanded by hand. The deep, rich finish that distinguishes these models from others is created by the application of up to 35 coats of enamel. The artist then hand paints all details onto each model. The final product is a beautiful authentic wooden aircraft. Comes with its own desk stand & FREE Brass name plate.
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