• aviationmegastore.com
  • aviationoutletstore.com
  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com
  • 737-simulator.com

Public holidays

Amended or confirmed operating hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug FOR PICK-UP OF ORDERS ONLY on the following dates:
Th28-01Open 10-17 hrs
Fr29-01Open 10-17 hrs
Sa30-01Open 10-14 hrs
Su31-01Closed
Mo01-02Open 10-17 hrs
Tu02-02Open 10-17 hrs
We03-02Open 10-17 hrs
Th04-02Open 10-17 hrs
Fr05-02Open 10-17 hrs
Sa06-02Open 10-14 hrs
Su07-02Closed
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

Se5a A8898, Captain Albert Ball VC, No.56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Vert Galant Aerodrome, Amiens, France, 5th May 1917 (Corgi AA37710)

Se5a A8898, Captain Albert Ball VC, No.56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Vert Galant Aerodrome, Amiens, France, 5th May 1917  AA37710
Se5a A8898, Captain Albert Ball VC, No.56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Vert Galant Aerodrome, Amiens, France, 5th May 1917 (Corgi AA37710)
PRE-ORDER
€ 47.07
€ 43.76
Save 7.0%
Specifications
Category:Aircraft Scale Models
Subcategory:1: 48 Corgi
Scale:1 : 48
ISBN/Box:AA37710
Publisher/Brand:Corgi
Version:Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
Availability:Not in stock (yet). Future release. Can now be ordered and paid. When it becomes available it will be despatched immediately or you will be notified to pick it up depending on your choice at checkout.

Click here to be notified when this product becomes available

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Share this product
Product description

Category Aircraft Scale Models, Subcategory 1: 48 Corgi, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box AA37710, Publisher/Brand Corgi, Version Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

SE5a A8898, the personal aircraft of Captain Albert Ball VC, No.56 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, Vert Galant Aerodrome, Amiens, France, 5th May 1917 - Final victory in an SE5a At a time when Britain was suffering horrendous losses on the Western Front and the nation was in desperate need of a hero, they found what they needed in a handsome young fighter pilot from Nottingham named Albert Ball. Fiercely patriotic and desperate to do his duty, Ball had displayed both bravery and real flying skill in amassing an impressive victory tally in a relatively short period of combat and by September 1916, he had at least 31 victories to his name, making him Britain's most successful flying ace. The majority of his victories were scored whilst flying the nimble Nieuport Scout and when he was forced to exchange this for the new, but heavier Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 on joining the elite No.56 Squadron RFC, he was initially less than impressed.

He soon came to appreciate the rugged and heavily armed new fighter, as it was more than a match for the latest German Albatros D.IIIs he was now facing in combat. During a period of combat inactivity due to bad weather, 56 Squadron ground crews painted several of their SE5 fighters in flamboyant schemes, reportedly in response to the colourful German aircraft which were opposing their pilots. This unusual embellishment would prove to be relatively short lived, as higher authority took a dim view of the practice and ordered the markings removed immediately.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

Fly in the B737NG Simulator

cockpit_180px