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While the SPAD 7's opponents like the Albatros D.III sported two machine guns, the SPAD 7 had only one. Georges Guynemer proposed that SPAD add a cannon to the SPAD 7 firing through the propeller hub, and the result was the SPAD 12. The cannon, with twelve rounds of ammunition, was difficult to use and took a skilled pilot to bring it to bear.

SPAD 12
13th Aero Squadron - Salmson 2A2-3.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer S.P.A.D.
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Developed from SPAD 7
Wingspan 7.98 m (26 ft 2 in) [1]
Engine 220hp Hispano-Suiza 8Cb
Armament 37mm S.A.M.C. cannon and
fixed sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 203 km/h (126 mph)[2][1]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:03[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 10:02[2]
Ceiling 5,500 m (18,000 ft)[1] to 6,850 m (22,500 ft) [2]
Endurance 1:15[1]-1:45[2]

Though three hundred were initially ordered, it seems only a dozen or two were completed, and they were parceled out in ones and twos to the best pilots of fighter escadrilles. At least six were sent to Russia, where they flew with the RKKVF in the 20's. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:SPAD S.XII.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
17Q1-18Q4 S B+C 16 12 ?
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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Davilla, p.500.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.