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The SPAD 16 was produced in 1917 as an update of the earlier SPAD 11 two-seater. While it was not as well-liked as the faster Breguet 14 A2 and Salmson 2 A2, it served with at least 32 escadrilles starting in late 1917. 235 were in service in early 1918, and 130 were still flying in October. A superb example flown by Billy Mitchell is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum in the USA.

SPAD 16
Spad XVI.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer S.P.A.D.
Introduction late 1917
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built >235
Engine 240-250hp Lorraine 8Bb[1]
Armament fixed, sync. Vickers and
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 180 km/h (112 mph) [2]
Climb 100m in 4:28
2000m in 9:15
3000m in 15:51
4000m in 29:27 [2]

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

Timeline [note 1]Edit

 

Game DataEdit

Wings of GloryEdit

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
18Q3-18Q4 H B/B 16 11 4

Miniatures and ModelsEdit

1:144 ScaleEdit

1:285/6mm/1:288 ScaleEdit

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Orthographic DrawingsEdit

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Notes
  1. Numbers are approximate.
Citations
  1. Davilla, p.515.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davilla, p.519.
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.