Intro To The Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a Biplane Fighter

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This is a 360° walk-around introductory video to the Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a -- one of Britains best fighter aircraft of World War One.

This example is a 100% accurate reproduction built by The Vintage Aviator Ltd in Wellington, New Zealand.

For more info see: http://www.thevintageaviator.co.nz


The S.E.5 was first used in action by No 56 Squadron RFC on the 22nd April 1917. By the end of 1917 a further seven RFC squadrons had been equipped with the type which by then had developed into the ‘5a’ variant (with a 200hp engine instead of the earlier 150hp Hispano-Suiza).


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