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Old Nov 27, 2006, 05:26 PM
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Mike,

Good review but I have to add a couple of corrections to your assessment of the SE5a Geneology..so I hope you don't mind.

"the Worselet Viper." What? The Wolesley Viper surely.

and

" a Lewis machine gun on the top wing. Both guns had a load of 500 bullets each." Not a chance old boy ....the Lewis was a drum fed magazine that emptied rather quickly and went 'over the side' after about 48 rounds or so.

I did modify my tailskid to be steerable as was the pukka SE5a. The as supplied version in the kit is a joke. Also have modified the Vickers a bit and have a Lewis about to be mounted. The markings as supplied are inaccurate on the kit anyway so I shouldn't worry about that detail too much.
It is heretical to paint an SE5a Cockpit black.

Your prang sounds like it was radio interference induced.
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