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SPAD XIII Model, USAS, 1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker - WOTGW WW15001


SPAD XIII Model, USAS, 1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker - WOTGW WW15001 - click to enlarge
SPAD XIII Model, USAS, 1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker - WOTGW WW15001 - click to enlarge


Item No. WW15001
$31.95
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Wings of the Great War Display Model

SPAD XIII - No. 4523, 1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker, 94th Aero Squadron, U.S. Air Service (USAS), 1918 (World War I)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 3.4”.  Wingspan: 4.5"



Limited Edition


In 1917, after acknowledging the failings of the SPAD S.VII compared to contemporary German fighters, SPAD built the S.XIII. Constructed primarily of wood with a fabric covering, this French biplane had a similar layout to its predecessor but with two Vickers machine guns replacing the single machine gun used on the S.VII, as well as a more powerful engine. The SPAD S.XIII was first flown in April 1917 with deliveries to the French Aéronautique Militaire starting the following month. Despite some performance problems, including poor maneuverability, and controllability at low speeds, the S.XIII played an important role with French military forces, replacing the S.VII as well as the few remaining Nieuport fighters in front line service.

A total of 8,472 SPAD S.XIIIs were built with orders for around 10,000 more that were cancelled at the Armistice. The S.XIII remained in service with France as a fighter until 1923. Other Allied forces also adopted the fighter, with SPAD XIIIs equipping 15 of the 16 operational U.S. pursuit squadrons of the U.S. Air Service (USAS) at the Armistice.


Wings of the Great War is a series of limited edition 1/72 models of World War I aircraft. These historically accurate hand-cast resin models are crafted using the specifications of the original aircraft. They include an exclusive stand with an articulating mount that allows you to pivot the model in virtually any direction or angle.

This model of a SPAD XIII features:

  • Detailed airframe with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Adjustable display stand
  • Model information card



  • Category: Wings of the Great War 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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