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SPAD S.XI
SPAD S.XI

SPAD .XI


Two-seat reconaissance aircraft. The S.XI had a similar but longer fuselage than the S.VII and staggered wings. Because of stability and engine problems it was unsuitable as a fighter, and was used as a reconnaissance aircraft. One was built as a night fighter with a searchflight fitted in front of the propellor. Over 1000 built.

SPECIFICATIONS
Country: France
Manufacturer: S.P.A.D. (Societe Anonyme Pour l'Aviation et ses Derives)
Type: Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
First Service: 1916
Number Built: 1000 plus
Engine(s): Hispano-Suiza 8BE 8-cyl. liquid-cooled inline V, 235 hp
Wing Span: 36' 10" (11.23 m)
Length: 25' 5" (7.75 m)
Height: 8' 6" (2.59 m)
Empty Weight: 679 kg
Gross Weight: 2,310 lb (1,048 kg)
Max Speed: 109 mph (176 km/h) at 6,500 ft. (2,000 m)
Ceiling: 22,965 ft. (7,000 m)
Endurance: 2 hours 15 min
Crew: 2
Armament:

2 synchronized 7.7- mm Vickers machine guns and a bomb load of 70 kg

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