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Eduard: Eduard''s 1/48 SE 5a #82131
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 03:48 AM UTC


As a model the SE 5a has been a favorite subject for many years. Now in March 2017, the Eduard 1/48 kit arrives.

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JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the posting Ms. Jessica! You are a diamond.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:41 AM UTC

The 27th Aero line up in Texas 1920 At the far end are the unit's "captured" Fok. D.VII machines.


Broken 27th Aero Squadron #4 Austin built SE 5a.




Broken 27th Aero Squadron Austin built SE 5a.


SE.5a Wolseley Viper C1149, flown by Cpt. D Grinnell-Milne, No. 56 Squadron, Béthencourt, France, January 1919. Before the fuselage was over-painted red.


SE.5a Wolseley Viper C1149, flown by Cpt. D Grinnell-Milne, No. 56 Squadron, Béthencourt, France, January 1919. Before the fuselage was over-painted red.


SE.5a Wolseley Viper C1149, flown by Cpt. D Grinnell-Milne, No. 56 Squadron, Béthencourt, France, January 1919. Before the fuselage was over-painted red.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:46 AM UTC

Broken 27th Aero Squadron Austin built SE 5a.


SE.5a Wolseley Viper F8953, flown by 2nd Lt. S.C. Elliot, No. 85 Squadron, Ascq, France, December 1918. Profile C in the kit


Pershing inspecting the 27th Aero in Texas 1920


25th Aero Squadron #13 Austin built F80010. If memory serves some plugger hereabouts did this scheme on a 1/32 SE 5a back in 2008.
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC

Dope & Paint at an SE 5a assembly line.


A bit of modern maintenance on an original at Hendon.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 04:41 PM UTC
For any confusion on the type of factory installed seatbelt applications on the SE 5a see the HGW set

Also available now in 1/48.

And this reference gives a bit more info on the early Sutton Farms types. Even though some have mentioned them - they probably were not seen on SE 5a wartime types.