Paul Schmitt 7

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Paul Schmitt 7
Dugny. RGA (réserve générale d'aviation). Biplan Schmidt - Fonds Berthelé - 49Fi1878-42.jpg
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Paul Schmitt
Introduction April 1917 [1][2]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built ~150 [1]
Wingspan 17.7 m (57 ft 11 in) [3][4]
Engine 200[2]-250hp[1] Renault inline
Armament 2×rear flexible Lewis MG
150 kg (330 lb) of bombs[3][4]
Crew 2
Max Speed 135 km/h (84 mph)[1][4]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 21:27[1]-21:45[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 36:30[1]-36:50[3]
Ceiling 4,000 m (13,100 ft)[1][3] - 4,300 m (14,000 ft)[4]
Endurance 5:00 [1][3][4]

The Paul Schmitt 7 two-seat bomber was probably a decent design in 1915 when its predecessor (the S.B.R) was first tested, but production delays prevented the PS7 from reaching frontline units until April 1917, by which time it was slow and obsolete. Nevertheless, about 150 were built, and they equipped four escadrilles until they could be replaced by Breguet 14's, Sopwith Strutters, or Voisin 8's; the last in January 1918.[1] Furthermore, the wide wingspan of the PS7 made it difficult to escort in bomber formations.[5]

In an unusual design feature, spruce struts alternate with metal struts.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Paul Schmitt 7.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q2-18Q1 XD -/A 16 10 7

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

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Notes
  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Davilla, p.454.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, p.100.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Angelucci, p.71.
  5. Angelucci, p.78.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027