|WWI SPAD, British Roundel|
The plane was powered by a Hispano-Suiza water cooled V-8 engine. The new SPAD could rach a speed of 119 mph. Later engine improvements got the speed up to 135 mph. Armament, eventually two Vickers machine guns with 400 rounds per gun replaced the single gun of the earlier aircraft.
|Hispano-Suiza water cooled V-8 engine|