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S.E.5a – Lt. C A Lewis, 61 Sqn RFC 1918 1/48

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/48 scale AA37701: SE5a of 61 Sqn Royal Flying Corps, as flown by ace pilot Lt. C A Lewis on Nightfighter home defence duties in 1918. This range of World War 1 biplanes is absolutely superb, with authentic looking wire rigging on the wings and tailplane. Limited edition of  3,310 pieces.

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches

Designed by H.P.Folland as an easy-to-fly fighter, The Royal Aircraft Factory’s S.E.5a bi-plane was first flown in 1917. Together with the Sopwith Camel, the S.E.5 was instrumental in regaining allied air superiority. Both friend and foe recognized the S.E.5 as a formidable fighting machine. It was fast, extremely strong and easy to fly, and was the aircraft of many WWI aces. Later model S.E.5a’s had Wolseley Viper 200 hp engines, which ended the engine problems of earlier designs. A Vickers gun was fired through the air screw with synchronizing gear, and a Lewis could be fired over the top wing or directly upwards.

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Weight 0.9 kg