RAF SE.5a

Historical sources for the WOG RAF SE.5a.
RAF SE.5a

The initial models of the S.E.5a differed from late production examples of the S.E.5 only in the type of engine installed – a geared 200*hp Hispano-Suiza 8b, often turning a large clockwise-rotation four-bladed propeller, replacing the 150*hp H.S. 8A model.

Beauchamp-Proctor's former wingman, "Child Yank" Boudwin (center) with 25th Aero Squadron groundcrew, and his last S.E. 5a, F8010.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Aircraft_Factory_S.E.5

The introduction of the 200*hp (149*kW) Wolseley Viper, a high-compression, direct-drive version of the Hispano-Suiza 8a made under licence by Wolseley Motors Limited, solved the S.E.5a's engine problems and was promptly adopted as the type's standard powerplant.


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