|First flight||Apr 1917|
|Primary users|| France|
|Wingspan||8.20 m (26 ft 11 in) |
|Engine||200 or 220hp Hispano-Suiza 8B inline|
|Armament||2×sync. Vickers[note 1]|
|Max Speed||211 km/h (131 mph) [note 2]|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:20|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 5:17
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 8:45[note 3]
|Service Ceiling||6,650 m (21,800 ft)|
|Ceiling||6,800 m (22,300 ft)|
|Endurance||2:00 [note 4]|
It was originally hoped that the twin-gunned SPAD 13 (aka "SPAD XIII C.1") would replace the SPAD 7 in mid 1917, but troubles with the geared Hispano-Suiza engine slowed production output and only 131 had been delivered by December 1917. All of the early models had rounded wing tips, but by spring of 1918 the wing tips were squared off for better maneuverability.
Production eventually picked up, and total SPAD 13 production numbers are over 8,400 aircraft. It was used by France, equipping 90 fighter escadrilles and 30-40 army cooperation escadrilles. It was used by roughly 20 Italian Squadriglias, Sq.23 RFC, and most American fighter squadrons. By the end of the war, most French and American fighter units were fully equipped with the SPAD 13.
For more information, see Wikipedia:SPAD S.XIII.
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Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Ares: WGF101A Rickenbacker; WGS101B Coadou; WGS101C Madon
- Plastic Models: Valom 14412
- Metal kit: Reviresco
- Wings of War Deluxe Set: Baracca (1st Ed.); Luke (2nd Ed.)
- Wings of War: WW07A Baracca; WW07B Fonck; WW07C Rickenbacker
- Metal Kit: CinC MS-23
- Metal Cast: Goblintooth/H.A./MSD FRG-01
- Metal Kit: Heroics & Ros GWA202
- Davilla, p.501
- Lamberton, pp.216-217.
- Davilla, p.509.
- Munson, p.47.
- 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. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
- Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607