- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby
- 2017 new tooled kit
- Includes diagrams for correct placement of rigging
- Photo etch included
- Masking set included
- Cartograf decals included
The Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a is credited as being one of the fastest & most deadly aircraft in WWI although was plagued with early problems concerning the engine & wing design. The SE.5 entered service with No.56 Sqn RFC in April 1917 where it received a mixed response from its new pilots.
Fighter Ace Albert Ball along with his mechanic would work to address the glitches with the aircraft, many of these so successful that they were adopted for further production of the aircraft.
The SE.5a is often compared to the famous Sopwith Camel, although the SE.5a was not as fast or agile as the Camel it was in fact a much more forgiving aircraft, being more stable & still agile enough to be highly effective. In altitudes of 10,000 ft & above it was not only superior to the Camel but most enemy aircraft as well.