SPAD S.XIV

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XIV
Role seaplane fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer SPAD
First flight 15 November 1917[1]
Introduction 1918
Number built 40[2]
Developed from SPAD XII

The SPAD XIV was a French biplane floatplane fighter aircraft built by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) and flown by the French Navy during World War I.

Development and design[edit]

The SPAD XIV was a development of the SPAD XII. It was single-seat biplane powered by a 149 kW (200 hp) Hispano-Suiza 8Bc engine. 40 were constructed and flew in the French Navy during 1918.[2]

Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications[edit]

Data from aviafrance.com[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 1.75 in)
  • Height: 4.00 m (13 ft 5.5 in)
  • Wing area: 26.20 m2 ( ft2)
  • Empty weight: 770 kg (1,697 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,060 kg (2,336 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8BeC, 149 kW (220 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127.3 mph)
  • Range: 249.4 km (155 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4998.7 m (16,400 ft)

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b aviafrance.com. Accessed 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Michael J H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. pg. 835. Portland House, 1989. ISBN 0-517-69186-8
  • Taylor, John W. R., and Jean Alexander. "Combat Aircraft of the World" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-25459 (Pg.128-129