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Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A — a “Scarlet Lady”

20 January 2012

Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A — a Scarlet Lady

This Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A replica can be seen in U.S. Army Aviation Museum in Alabama and is in the markings of the 25th Aero Squadron.

The SE-5A, along with the Sopwith Camel, were significant aircraft in the late stages of WW I since they attained final air superiority over the German forces.

An “under the bloomers” view of the Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5 A know as “Scarlet Lady” — photo by Joseph May

The above wing mount for a Lewis .303 caliber machine gun, which could either be fired in the fixed forward position or flexibly, is plainly seen — photo by Joseph May

The left cylinder bank of the V-8 liquid cooled engine — photo by Joseph May

More posts about the museum and its aircraft can easily be found by pasting “Army Aviation Museum” into the search window and selecting ENTER 🙂

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My thanks to Ross Sharp of Shortfinals’s Blog  for assisting with this post.

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