SPAD S.XIII Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Societe Pour l'Avions et ses Derives (SPAD) - France
Production Total: 8,472
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 20.31 feet (6.19 meters)
Overall Width: 26.25 feet (8.00 meters)
Overall Height: 6.89 feet (2.10 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,243 lb (564 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,806 lb (819 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 8BEc water-cooled inline engine generating 235hp.
Maximum Speed: 138 mph (222 kph; 120 knots)
Service Ceiling: 21,818 feet (6,650 meters; 4.13 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,312 feet-per-minute (400 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 7.7mm Vickers machine guns
Global Operators / Customers
Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Czechoslovakia; France; Greece; Kingdom of Italy; Imperial Japan; Imperial Russia; Poland; Siam (Thailand); Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom; Uruguay; United States
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
S.VII - Fitted with either Hispano-Suiza 150hp 8Aa or the 180hp 8Ac powerplants; 6,000 produced.
S.XII - Fitted with Hispano-Suiza HS 8Bc (200hp) / HS 8Bec (220hp) engines; 300 examples produced.
S.XIII - Increased wingpan; improved powerplant; 2 x 7.7 machine guns; 8,500 produced.