Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a -- December 9, 2015
When I was a kid, someone gave me a book about World War One airplanes. I virtually memorized it. One of my favorite fighters was the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a. It was easier to fly than the Sopwith Camel, but was just about as effective. I thought the Lewis gun on the top wing was a nice visual feature. This is a reproduction.
In July, 2010, we visited the Museum of Flight near Seattle. I took this photo in the Personal Courage Wing, which features airplanes, mostly fighters, from World War One and World War Two.