The Spad VII was the first highly successful biplane fighter aircraft of WWI, with good climbing and diving attributes. The Shannon Air Museum’s SPAD VII was one of 19 British-built SPAD VIIs sent to the U.S. Army’s Rockwell Field Pursuit Gunnery School in San Diego. There, they served as advanced fighter trainers for the U.S. Air Service.
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