The innovative -- if only partially successful -- SPAD SA.1
was upgraded with a 110hp engine and various minor adjustments to lead to the SPAD SA.2
. The horizontal stabilizers were widened with parallel edges and a set of cowl-cheeks were added to improve cooling. French SA.2s were handed out in ones and twos to reconnaissance units to provide escort. The were understandably not popular with the observers, but the limited forward view also made them hard for pilots to land. With Aviation Militaire
they served in the latter half of 1915 before being phased out.
In Russia the SA.2 and similar SPAD SA.4
continued service through 1917 and likely into the Civil War.
This product comes in both 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 product contains two aeroplanes
, joined by disposable links. You can cut the links with wire cutters, fingernail clippers, etc.
For more details and gaming information on this plane, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/SPAD_SA.2