SPAD S.VII

Fighter Biplane

Spad VII United States Army Air Service AS 94099 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The SPAD S.VII is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft produced by the by the French Manufacturer SPAD, Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives.
The SPAD S.VII was also license built in the UK for the Royal Flying Corps and in Russia. Some SPAD VII were captured by the German troops during WWI and used in combat. The S.VII (S-7) was also used in large numbers by the United States Army Air Service in WWI.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelHispano-Suiza 8Ac
Engine Power134 kW180 hp
Speed191 km/h103 kts
  119 mph
Service Ceiling5.300 m17.388 ft
Range359 km194 NM
223 mi.
Empty Weight515 kg1.135 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight755 kg1.665 lbs
Wing Span7,82 m25 ft 8 in
Wing Area17,9 m193 ft
Length6,16 m20 ft 3 in
Height2,35 m7 ft 9 in
First Flight1916
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 6500
Data for (Version)SPAD S.VII

[Photo-ID: 12267] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Spad S.VII, Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito), , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Spad
S.VII
Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito)
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12268] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Spad S.VII, Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito), , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Spad
S.VII
Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito)
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12269] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Spad S.VII, Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito), S.153, c/n 153, Karsten Palt, 2016Spad
S.VII
Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito)
Reg.: S.153
c/n: 153
 
built in Sept. 1916
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12270] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Spad S.VII, Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito), S.153, c/n 153, Karsten Palt, 2016Spad
S.VII
Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito)
Reg.: S.153
c/n: 153
 
built in Sept. 1916
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 10845] Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Spad VII, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, S254, c/n 254, Karsten Palt, 2015Spad
VII
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: S254
c/n: 254
 
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 10846] Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Spad VII, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, S254, c/n 254, Karsten Palt, 2015Spad
VII
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: S254
c/n: 254
 
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 6182] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Spad / Mann-Edgerton VII, Royal Air Force, B9916, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Spad / Mann-Edgerton
VII
Royal Air Force
Reg.: B9916
 
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5499] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Spad VII, United States Army Air Service, AS 94099, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Spad
VII
United States Army Air Service
Reg.: AS 94099
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10569] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Spad VIIC1, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 2, c/n 11583, Karsten Palt, 2014Spad
VIIC1
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: 2
c/n: 11583
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]