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MODEL AND TEXTURES INCLUDED: A model of the Spad XIII biplane has been included as well as color map, bump, and specular map. The aircraft diplayed here is the one flown by Eddie Rickenbacker.
ROTATIONS: The rudders, ailerons, prop, and elevators have been set up to be rotatable.
Detailed textures are provided including bump, specular. Maximum dimension of textures are 4096 pixels. Photoshop template files are available for download with the product so you can modify the layered textures to your liking.
The Spad XIII was a French built biplane fighter that served during the tail end of the war. It was a very capable replacement to the Spad VII. The XIII would become one of the most mass produced aircraft of World War I with over 8000 being built.
In terms of performance it was a notable improvement over the Spad VII. It was most capable as a 'speed' aircraft proving faster than contemporaries like the Sopwith Camel and Fokker D.VII. It's maneuverability was poor and it had a steep gliding angle and sharp stall making it difficult in the hands of a novice pilot.
It first started flying in April 1917. Not only the French flew it but also the Americans. US pilots would score a substantial number of their victories in this aircraft. Famous pilots who flew this aircraft include Georges Guynemer, Rene Fonck, Francesco Baracca, and Eddie Rickenbacker.