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Role Fighter
Manufacturer S.P.A.D.
First flight 7 Aug 1918 [1]
Introduction post-war
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 95 [1]
Armament 2×fixed sync. Vickers and
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 242 km/h (150 mph) [1]
Climb 2000m in 4:36 [1]
Ceiling 8,900 m (29,200 ft) [1]

The SPAD 20 was a response to the "C2" two-man fighter specification, eventually filled by the Hanriot H.D.3. It featured a swept upper (but not lower) wing and an all-wood fuselage reminiscent of Albatros aeroplanes. Three hundred were ordered, but after the Armistice the order was reduced to one hundred, of which 95 were delivered after the war. [1]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davilla, p.524.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.