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SPAD S.XVI
SPAD S.XVI S.9412

SPAD S.XVI


The SPAD XVI was produced in 1917. It was intended to be an improved version of the SPAD XI and was powered by a 240 hp Lorraine 8Bb engine. While aircraft performance was improved the design flaws of the SPAD XI remained. Furthermore, the machine was still slower than the Breguet 14A2 and the Salmson 2A2.

The SPAD XVI was a 2-bay biplane with ailerons on the top wings only. Armament consisted of a machine gun mounted just to the left of the mid-line of the fuselage for the pilot and a flexible gun for the Observer. The fuel tank held 140 litres and was located under the seat of the pilot. An auxiliary fuel tank, with a capacity of 25 litres was located in the top wing.


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Country: France
Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérives
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