Yepper, the onliest pilots I have lost to aircraft failures have been SE5s. I can usually land OK cause they glide like crazy but it is tough to work around an engine fire.
You ever read “High in the Empty Blue” which is the history of 56 Squadron? One of my favorite books by the way.
Anyway the amount of malfunctions experienced with the Se5 in its first two months by them, in all categories, is frankly astounding. Especially with the weapons. Amazing they shot down anyone.