Spad VII

  Base model:VII
  Designation System:Various US Military
  Designation Period:1909-1919
  Basic role:Undesignated Aircraft

  Length: 20' 6.1 m
  Height:7' 6" 2.2 m
  Wingspan: 25' 7" 7.8 m
  Wingarea: 192.0 sq ft 17.8 sq m
  Empty Weight: 1,102 lb 499 kg
  Gross Weight: 1,554 lb 704 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Hispano-Suiza 8Ab
  Horsepower (each): 180

  Range: 127 miles 204 km
  Max Speed: 120 mph 193 km/h 104 kt
  Ceiling: 21,500 ft 6,552 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Canada Aviation Museum+ttawaOntario
Old Rhinebeck AerodomeRhinebeckNew York
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Virgina Aviation MuseumSandstonVirginia

VII on display

Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

Virgina Aviation Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Bill Gillette
 Fremont, CA
I have a Spad Propeller and I'm wondering how much to ask for it. It belonged to a recently deceases friend and I have to sell it for his widow.
10/29/2007 @ 07:39 [ref: 18342]
 Tucson, AZ
I am curious about the comment regarding Oscar Monthan bringing a Spad prop back from Europe. I know he was stationed in California, Ohio and Hawaii before his death in a 1924 plane crash at Luke Field, Hawaii Territory, but have found no reference to his ever being in Europe. If he was, I would appreciate any information you may be able to provide.
02/25/2006 @ 15:31 [ref: 12619]
 CJ Hosley
 Enterprise, AL
I'm in the process of listing a SPAD propeller on eBay. I've been doing some research on it and it looks like this is a very special item! It was brought back from Europe after WW1 by Lt. Oscar Monthan (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base). I also have the history of how it came into the hands of its current owner.
01/29/2005 @ 16:44 [ref: 9300]
 Lyon, OTH

Please do not forget that SPADs were all FIGHTERS, and the firsts that equipped the U.S.Army.
09/06/2003 @ 01:58 [ref: 6678]


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