S.XIII Spad

S
ingle-seat biplane fighter, slightly bigger and much more powerful development of the S.VII. General layout was unchanged, some structural reinforcements were introduced. Second synchronized machinegun was installed.
Despite being a good gun platform, aircraft was not easy to fly. Engine failures was another weakness.
ABout 7300 built, handful of S.XIII found way to Russia.
Predecessor:
  • S.VII
    References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.309;
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  • S.XIII
  • Technical data
    Type S.XIII
    Function Fighter
    Year 1917
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*200hp Hispano-Suiza
    Length 6.2m
    Wingspan 8.0m
    Height 2.2m
    Wing area 20.2m2
    Empty weight 660kg
    Loaded weight 920kg
    Wing load 44kg/m2
    Power load 4.6kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 208km/h
    Flight Endurance 2.0hours
    Ceiling 6500m
    Climb
    1000m 2.3min
    2000m 5.3min
    3000m 8.0min
    Armament
    Guns 2mg*7.7mm Vickers
    Modified July 13, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine;
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