Reconnaissance / Bomber Biplane

SPAD S.XVI, United States Army Air Service, 9392, National Air and Space Museum  © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The SPAD S.XVI is a single-engine two-seat reconnaissance biplane aircraft produced by the French Manufacturer SPAD, Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives.
The SPAD S.XVI (S-16) is a variant of the SPAD S.XI with a 250 hp (186 kW) Lorraine-Dietrich 8Bb engine instead of the 220 hp (164 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8Bc engine of the S-11.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLorraine-Dietrich 8Bb
Engine Power186 kW250 hp
Speed185 km/h100 kts
  115 mph
Service Ceiling4.694 m15.400 ft
Range463 km250 NM
288 mi.
Empty Weight900 kg1.984 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.140 kg2.513 lbs
Wing Span11,20 m36 ft 9 in
Wing Area21,2 m228 ft
Length7,70 m25 ft 3 in
Height2,55 m8 ft 4 in
First Flight1917
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 1000
Developed fromSPAD S.XI
Data for (Version)SPAD S.XVI