Blériot-SPAD S.XIV

Role seaplane fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer SPAD
First flight 15 November 1917[1]
Introduction 1918
Number built 40[2]
Developed from SPAD XII

The SPAD XIV was a French biplane seaplane fighter aircraft built by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) and flown by the French Navy during World War I.

Development and design

The SPAD XIV was a development of the SPAD XII. It was single-seat biplane powered by a 149 kW (200hp) Hispano-Suiza 8Bc engine. 40 were constructed and flew in the French Navy during 1918.[2]




Data from[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 1.75 in)
  • Height: 4.00 m (13 ft 5.5 in)
  • Wing area: 26.20 m2 ( ft2)
  • Empty weight: 770 kg (1,697 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,060 kg (2,336 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8 Bc, 149 kW (200 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127.3 mph)
  • Range: 249.4 km (155 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4998.7 m (16,400 ft)
  • 1 x Vickers 7.7 mm synchronized machine gun
  • 1 x 37 mm cannon
  • References

    • Taylor, John W. R., and Jean Alexander. "Combat Aircraft of the World" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-25459 (Pg.128-129

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