|Primary users|| France|
|Developed from||SPAD 7|
|Wingspan||7.98 m (26 ft 2 in) |
|Engine||220hp Hispano-Suiza 8Cb|
|Armament||37mm S.A.M.C. cannon and|
fixed sync. Vickers
|Max Speed||203 km/h (126 mph)|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:03|
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 10:02
|Ceiling||5,500 m (18,000 ft) to 6,850 m (22,500 ft) |
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.
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. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:SPAD S.XII.
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Miniatures and Models
- Lamberton, pp.216-217.
- Davilla, p.500.