From the autumn of 1917 onwards the SPAD XIII was used in ever increasing numbers on the Western Front by fighter units the French Air Force. After initially struggling over many teething troubles, the bi-plane proved to be a serious adversary in the hands of experienced pilots with its twin machine-guns and 200hp in-line engine. It was not until the spring of 1918 however that after many modifications, it became fully operational and was produced in large numbers. Up to the German capitulation, US fighter pilots fighting in France had taken delivery of almost 900 of these aircraft. Model details: Finely textured and detailed surfaces; Detailed cockpit with control column andcable runs; 2 Machine Guns; Finely detailed nose and grill; 3 different windscreens; Finely worked wing support struts; Detailed undercarriage; and A choice of two different Rotating Propellers. Paint colors needed: Silky-Matte Beige, Silky-Matte Brown, Matte Clear, Silky-Matte Green, Silky-Matte White, Matte Anthracite Gray, Matte Ochre Brown, Matte White, Silky-Matte Olive Green, Matte Leather Brown, Matte Mouse Gray, Matte Brown, Matte Yellow, Matte Reddish Brown, Matte Black, Silky-Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Wood Brown, Metallic Silver, Metallic Aluminum, Gloss Ultra Marine Blue, Gloss White, Matte Carmin Red, and Metallic Brass.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|