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4. Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Great Britain - 1916
Never the most elegant looking aircraft, the S.E.5 was nonetheless a fast, powerful fighter that was used very successfully by some of the most famous British aces of the First World War. Appearing around the same time as the Sopwith Camel, the S.E.5 proved to be more capable at higher altitudes while the Camel dominated at lower levels. Together the two fighters greatly contributed to the Allies gaining and keeping air superiority during the latter part of the war. Over 5,100 S.E.5 aircraft were built. Depicted here is D278 flown by the famous British ace Mick Mannock.
Eduard #82131, 1/48 S.E.5a Wolseley Viper
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