SE5a fighter, 1917.

Image number: 10216080

SE5a fighter, 1917.

The Farnborough-designed SE5a was the last British fighter of World War I. The aircraft had a top speed of 130 mph, a ceiling of 22,000 feet and an endurance of three hours making it one of the most effective fighters of the war. The plane is shown here in World War I livery.

Image number:
10216080
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:11
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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