Wings of Glory: RAF SE.5a (Dallas)
The RAF SE.5 fighter (quickly becoming the SE.5a) was one of the aircrafts that turned the air war around for the Allies. Both fast and maneuverable, it was easy to fly and an excellent gun platform. Though engine problems inhibited its early success, once they were solved, it became one of the best fighters of the entire War, able to match or beat anything the Germans flew. Roderic Dallas was one of the top scoring pilots from Australia shooting down 32 enemies, nine victories flying on SE.5a, before being shot down by members of Jasta 14 on 1 June 1918 above Livin, in France.