SE.5a Night Fighter
C1805, Lt. W. R. Oulton, No. 143 (Home Defence) Squadron, Detling, United Kingdom, May 1918
No.143 Squadron was formed on February 1st, 1918 at Throwley and was equipped with the Armstrong
Whitworth F.K.8. In March of the same year, it was re-equipped with the SE.5a and moved to Detling.
On the night of May 19-20, the unit took part in the interception of the first German raid
by Gotha bombers on London. ‚Night fighting‘ SE.5a aircraft were camouflaged
in a special coating called NIVO (Night Invisible Varnish Orfordness), and was also
applied over the white rings in the national roundels. The white band on the rudder
was likely painted over with PC-10. There are six Holt flare holders
below the fuselage.
Build by Guy Goodwin for Scale Aviation Modeller.
INFO Eduard - January 2019
built by Guy Goodwin