The SPAD S.XIII was a French World War One biplane fighter aircraft. It was one of the most capable World War I fighters. 8,472 Spad S.XIIIs were built during the war.

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SPAD S.XIII at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. This aircraft is painted in the colors and markings of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, U.S. 94th Aero Squadron



National origin



Louis Béchéreau

First flight

4 April 1917

Primary operators

Aéronautique Militaire Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from April 1918) US Army Air Service

Number built


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