Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"G.E.5 AirplAn [sic] Axle test before 5th inspection." Landing gear axle drop test of an S.E.5 , circa 1918-1919, with test rig suspended from ceiling of hangar. Copy photo of RAF photograph, possibly taken in Farnborough, England.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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U.S. Army Air Service (Royal Air Force??)


Circa 1918-1919

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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