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Spad_S_7C_1

Shown here is the Spad S.7C.1 'Vieux Charles' piloted by the French Ace Georges Guynemer.

Spad_S_7C_1
Bigbird, May 24, 2007
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      Spad S.VII

      Country of origin: France

      First flight: April 1916

      Entered Service: 2 September 1916

      Type: Single-seat fighter

      Powerplant: One 150 hp Hispani-Suiza 8Aa Vee piston engine (first 500), later
      One 180 hp Hispani-Suiza 8Ab Vee piston engine

      Dimensions
      (Variously stated in different sources-For this profile I have used the figures shown in World Aircraft Information Files (a) and The Complete Book of Fighters (b))
      Length: (a) 20 ft 2.5 in (6.16 m);(b)19 ft 11.375 in (6.08 m)
      Height: (a) 7 ft 8.5 in (2.35 m);(b)7 ft 2.625 in (2.20 m)
      Wingspan: (a)25 ft 7.75 in (7.82 m);(b) 25 ft 8 in (7.82 m)
      Wing Area: (b) 192.14 sq ft (17.85 sq m)

      Weights
      Empty: (b) 1,102lb (500 kg)
      Loaded: (b) 1,552 lb (704 kg)
      Maximum Take-off: (a) 1,664 lb (755 kg)

      Performance
      Max Speed at 6,560 ft(2,000 m ): (with 150 hp engine) 118 mph (190 km/h); (with 180 hp engine) 132 mph (212 km/h)
      Service ceiling: (a)18,000 ft (b)18,500 ft ) (5,485 m)
      Time to 6,560 ft (2,000 m): 4.67 Min (b)
      Endurance: (a) 2 hrs 15 min; (b) 1 hrs 30 min)
      Range: Aprox. 225 miles

      Armament:
      One forward-firing synchronised 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun
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