Many pilots who would not ordinarily have become aces did so on the S.E.5a because its stability let them concentrate on their targets.
Specifications: Span 26 ft. 7-3/8 in., length 20 ft. 11 in., takeoff weight 2048 lbs., engine 200 hp.
Hispano-Suiza-geared water-cooled V-8 (original); 150 hp Hispano-Suiza direct drive water-cooled V-8 (representation); maximum speed 132 mph. Armament: one Vickers .303 cal. machine gun on nose and one Lewis .303 cal machine gun on upper wing.
Accession no. 1992P01