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Hasegawa
S.E.5a of the Royal Air Force (Original) (Signed)

S.E.5a of the Royal Air Force (Original) (Signed) by Hasegawa at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: HasegawaSopwith (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Hasegawa
Medium: Mixed Media on Board
Size: 33" x 24" (830mm x 620mm)
Date: c. 1990
Signature: Signed by Artist bottom left hand corner

This is the Signed original Mixed Media art by Hasegawa.

The S.E.5 was a British biplane fighter of the First World War and the first S.E.5s reached the Western Front before the Sopwith Camel.

Although it had a much better overall performance than the Camel, problems with its Hispano-Suiza engine, particularly the geared-output H-S 8B-powered early versions, meant that there was a chronic shortage of S.E.5s until well into 1918 and fewer squadrons were equipped with the S.E.5 than with the Sopwith fighter.

Together with the Camel, the S.E.5 was instrumental in regaining allied air superiority in mid-1917 and maintaining it for the rest of the war, ensuring there was no repetition of "Bloody April" 1917 when losses in the Royal Flying Corps were much heavier than in the Luftstreitkräfte.

This is a superb diagrammatic detailed painting.



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Hasegawa

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