From Wings of Linen
Role Fighter
Manufacturer S.P.A.D.
Introduction late 1917
Primary user 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 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:28[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 9:15[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:51[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) 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

Wings of Glory

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


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
  1. Davilla, p.515.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Davilla, p.519.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.