SPAD 16

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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
1-2×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]

The SPAD 16 was tested 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, and six were used by the USA in August. A superb example flown by Billy Mitchell is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum in the Washington.

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

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Version Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Vickers+Lewis 18Q3-18Q4 H B/B 16 11 4
Vickers+2×Lewis H B/A 16 11 4

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

Resources

Orthographic Drawings

References

Notes
  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
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.