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RAF S.E.5a Model, RFC, No. 56 Squadron - Corgi AA37707

RAF S.E.5a Model, RFC, No. 56 Squadron - Corgi AA37707 - click to enlarge
RAF S.E.5a Model, RFC, No. 56 Squadron - Corgi AA37707 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA37707
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a – C1149/W ‘Schweinhund’, Capt. Duncan Grinnell-Milne, No. 56 Squadron RFC, November 1918

1:48 Scale.  Length: 5.25".  Wingspan: 6.75"

Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide

Duncan Grinnell-Milne was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and, following his flying training, he joined No. 16 Squadron in France, scoring his first aerial victory flying a BE2. In late 1915, he was shot down and crash landed behind enemy lines. Captured by German forces, he was forced to spend more than two years in a German prisoner of war camp, before eventually escaping and making his way back to France. After returning to flying duty as the Commanding Officer of No. 56 Squadron RFC, Grinnell-Milne managed to score five more victories in the last weeks of the war. His unique S.E.5a (C1149/W) had a non-standard fuselage color and carried the name ‘Schweinhund’, which was a reference to how the German guards would address him and his fellow POWs.

The third SE5 produced (A4563) became, in effect, the prototype SE5a with a 200-hp Hispano Suiza power plant and shorter wingspan. The SE5a built a reputation for strength, performance and general flying quality, which together with the Sopwith Camel were the main reasons for the Allies gaining and maintaining air superiority during 1918. Some aircraft were fitted with four 25 lb (11 kg) Cooper bombs under fuselage racks. The SE5a was one of aviation’s great warplanes

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an S.E.5a features:

  • Die-cast metal fuselage
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
  • Detailed wing rigging
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with S.E.5a artwork

  • Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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