The SPAD 16 was produced in 1917 as an update of the earlier SPAD 11
two-seater. While it was not as well-liked as the faster Breguet 14 A2 and Salmson 2 A2
, it served with at least 32 escadrilles starting in late 1917. 235 were in service in early 1918, and 130 were still flying in October. A superb example flown by Billy Mitchell is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum in the USA.
This product comes in 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 product contains two aeroplanes
and detachable propeller disks rather than propeller blades. They are joined by disposable links to keep the price down, since single-part models are more affordable. You can break the links with nail clippers, wire cutters, or similar.
For more details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/SPAD_16