Tomasz Gronczewski, Seweryn M. Fleischer - Spad VII C.1
Aviatik Production | 2004 | ISBN: 8389532034 | English/Polish | 168 pages | PDF | 28.07 MB
Aviatik vintage aircraft no.1
The fighter Spad VII, which appeared at the Western Front in summer 1916, was actually one of the first Allied fighters designed and built thoroughly to serve one purpose only. And it was to win absolute supremacy in the air over German air forces. Disregarding some initial difficulties, the airplane proved to be so efficient that it was used for a long time after military operations of the Great War had ceased serving successfully in the air forces of many countries and taking part in local conflicts almost all over the world. The popularity of this machine is clearly illustrated by the fact that there were situations in which Spad VIIs met in air combats of conflicted parties, which both had them in the active service at the same time. The last "sevens" were dismissed from the service only in the late 20s. Here is a history of this legendary airplane.