1/144 RAF SE5

1/144 RAF SE5 3d printed Miniatures Vehicles
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. 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
cm: 5.612 w x 4.74 d x 2.11 h
in: 2.209 w x 1.866 d x 0.831 h

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@mike Werner Hi Mike, there were two versions of the SE5a. One with the HS 8b with the high shaft (geared) 4 blade prop and one with the Wolsey Viper 200hp ungeared - this one looked a lot like the SE5, including the low shaft position but had a slightly different radiator pattern. The HS 8b powered 5a has a slightly smaller front.
October 26, 2013, 3:33 pm
The SE5 had a 150 HP Hispano-Suiza 8a engine. The SE5a had a 200 hp Hispano-Suiza 8b engine. The most visable difference is the nose/engine cowl of the aircraft. Sorry to report that the nose/engine cowl of this model looks like the SE5a - not the SE5. To make the SE5 a modeler will need to check some drawings or photos of the SE5 and then shave a wedge of the nose back to the leading edge of the lower wing.
October 25, 2013, 6:41 pm
 
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