The SE5A was designed to gain air superiority over the German Luftstreitkrafte towards the end of World War 1.
Although not as manoeuvrable in a dog fight as the SE5A's contemporary the Sopwith Camel, its earlier arrival into the war, alongside its speed, strength and stability, made it a favourite of many pilots.
Wingspan: 16" (406mm)
The kit contains:
- Four balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
- PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
- One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
- One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
- Small piece of acetate sheet for the screen
- Three low friction plastic ënoseí bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
- Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
- One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick).
- Two plastic drinking straws (approximately 5mm in diameter).
- Rubber motor strip.
- Tissue to cover the model.
- Parts reference sheets (W), full size summary plan sheets (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.