Need help with identification

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  1. evangilder

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    HI guys,

    my knowledge of WWI planes is pretty limited. Can anyone identifiy this airplane that I took a shot of last year and forgot to note it's type? I appreciate it!
     

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    That's an SE5
     
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    Yeah, some of them were fitted with half canopies, earning them the name 'greenhouses'.
     
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    What, you don't know one of the classics of WW1? :D

    Looks like it is suppose to be a SE5a with a Wolsely Viper direct drive 220hp engine, though the air intake is a tad high.
     
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    You guys rock! I can't really tell one WWI plane from another. I should learn which ones are which. I do know the Fokker Tri-plane though!
     
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    They all look the same though, that's the problem
     
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    That's how I see it too. But I know there are differences. I have hundreds of books on WWII, Korea, Vietname and aviation in general. My WWI bok count is about 3! Maybe I need to invest in some WWI books!
     
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    It looks like an SE5, but there is something odd about it...the engine doesnt seem long enough, and the cowl too square. I dont suppose you'd know what engine is in it Evan?
     
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    I have no idea. I took the picture as I was walking down to get shots of a Stearman. I usually make a mental note of planes that I shoot, but I missed this one. If it shows up at the show this year, I will look again more closely.
     
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    Cool, thanks! Those are some great shots.
     
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    For what its worth I also think that its a replica which is about 2/3rds the size of a real one.
    I have seen replicas and originals and the balance isn't right
     
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    the wings look wrong for a se5a. the picture below is of the shuttleworth collections origional se5a:
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    to me it looks like the wings on that plane have been taken off something like a dh9.
     
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