Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
SPAD S.XIII C-1 - Georges Guynemer, Escadrille SPA 3, 2 (S504), French Air Service, 1917
1:48 Scale. Length: 5.25". Wingspan: 6.75"
World War I French ace Georges Marie Ludovic Jules Guynemer was revered by the people of France as the veteran of over 600 air combats. Twice wounded and awarded 26 citations, the recipient of the highest honors for gallantry France could bestow, his official victory total is 53 but it has been suggested that the true figure is closer to 100.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
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 SPAD S.XIII was one of the most capable fighters of World War I.
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 at the Armistice.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a SPAD S.XIII by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models
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