• Royal Flying Corps •


• SPAD •

The following table lists the SPAD aircraft operated by the RFC.


French manufactures issued each aircraft with a construction number, which in most cases ran sequentially commencing at 1.


In addition a further sequential 'series number' was issued, commencing at 1 for the first aircraft of each series. Similar types were considered to be one series: for example the Morane L and Morane LA were both considered to be the 'L' series.


French military aircraft also received a military serial or SFA (Service des Fabrications de l'Aviation) which was shown on the tail of the aircraft, prefixed by a letter code indicating the manufacturer, 'S' being used for SPAD.


The system caused much confusion to the RFC and as a result the available records do not allow a complete cross-reference of RFC serials to French identities.


RFC serialc/nseriesSFAtypeeng typeng noreceivedcomment
9611S211SPAD VII140HS23.11.16RNAS ex N3399 pattern for Mann Egerton
A253S126SPAD VII140HS509309.09.16
A262549S140SPAD VII140HS556927.09.16
A263550S143SPAD VII140HS557128.09.16
A310S1002SPAD VII140HS563610.11.16
A312S1003SPAD VII140HS561716.11.16
A6627S1001SPAD VII140HS562717.11.16
A6633S1005SPAD VII140HS561826.11.16
A6634S1004SPAD VII140HS562004.12.16
A6640S1006SPAD VII140HS560320.12.16
A6641S1007SPAD VII140HS563220.12.16
A6642S1008SPAD VII140HS562220.12.16
A6649S1009SPAD VII140HS560427.12.16
A6654S1018SPAD VII140HS571205.01.17
A6661S1012SPAD VII140HS559422.01.17
A6662S1010SPAD VII140HS560722.01.17
A6663S1011SPAD VII140HS563023.01.17
A6681S1021SPAD VII140HS570825.01.17
A6682S1020SPAD VII140HS559726.01.17
A6683S281SPAD VII140HS567726.01.17
A6685S1016SPAD VII140HS562.26.01.17
A6687S269SPAD VII140HS1502527.01.17
A6688S307SPAD VII140HS574027.01.17
A6690S310SPAD VII140HS150..28.01.17
A6695S1043SPAD VII140HS1508129.01.17this engine also quoted for B6805
A6696S297SPAD VII140HS573.29.01.17
A6697S266SPAD VII140HS150..29.01.17
A6703S302SPAD VII140HS568503.02.17
A6704S303SPAD VII140HS570003.02.17
A6705S284SPAD VII140HS572803.02.17poss c/n S309
A6706S1022SPAD VII140HS568703.02.17
A6709S1023SPAD VII140HS562908.02.17
A6710S1024SPAD VII140HS569308.02.17
A6711S1026SPAD VII140HS571409.02.17
A6712S1025SPAD VII140HS570309.02.17
A6713S1030SPAD VII140HS563114.02.17
A6714S1027SPAD VII140HS569414.02.17
A6746S1013SPAD VII140HS571104.03.17
A6747S1017SPAD VII140HS568604.03.17
A6748S1028SPAD VII140HS571304.03.17
A6749S1015SPAD VII140HS568404.03.17
A6753S1019SPAD VII140HS570906.03.17
A6759S1014SPAD VII140HS559913.03.17

A8794-8893 were SPAD VII manufactured by Bleriot Aeronautics (UK)

A8965 (S1321) was a SPAD VII pattern a/c

A9100-A9161 were SPAD VII manufactured by Mann Egerton/Norwich

B388 was a SPAD VII ex RNAS 9611

B861 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 1SARD in the UK

B879 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 1SARD in the UK

B880 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 1SARD in the UK

B881 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 1SARD in the UK

B887 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 1SARD in the UK

B1351-B1388 were SPAD VII manufactured by Mann Egerton (RNAS N6210-84/N6580/N6604)


RFC serialc/nseriesSFAtypeeng typeng noreceivedcomment
B1524S1134SPAD VII140HS1508603.04.17
B1525S1138SPAD VII140HS1528503.04.17
B1526S1128SPAD VII140HS1511803.04.17
B1527S1277SPAD VII140HS1519603.04.17
B1528S1146SPAD VII140HS569705.04.17
B1529S1136SPAD VII140HS1513705.04.17
B1530S1158SPAD VII140HS1522705.04.17
B1531S1171SPAD VII140HS1531606.04.17
B1532S1120SPAD VII140HS1529306.04.17
B1533S1029SPAD VII140HS560106.04.17
B1534S1164SPAD VII140HS1504107.04.17
B1535S1175SPAD VII140HS1530908.04.17
B1536S1428SPAD VII140HS1016408.04.17
B1537S1273SPAD VII140HS1538608.04.17
B1538S1156SPAD VII140HS575108.04.17
B1560S1168SPAD VII140HS1531408.04.17
B1561S1150SPAD VII140HS576508.04.17also reported as S1050
B1562S1166SPAD VII140HS1503908.04.17
B1563S1272SPAD VII140HS1538408.04.17
B1564S1124SPAD VII140HS1511610.04.17
B1565S1282SPAD VII140HS1517811.04.17
B1573S1142SPAD VII140HS576812.04.17
B1580S169SPAD VII140HS527413.04.17
B1581S1290SPAD VII140HS1538527.04.17
B1586S1148SPAD VII140HS1531015.04.17
B1587S1153SPAD VII140HS1514915.04.17
B1588S1149SPAD VII140HS571916.04.17
B1589S1129SPAD VII140HS1511916.04.17
B1591S1288SPAD VII140HS1534619.04.17
B1592S1161SPAD VII140HS1529719.04.17
B1593S1172SPAD VII140HS1531822.04.17
B1620S1449SPAD VII-30.04.17
B1622S1469SPAD VII-01.05.17
B1623S1169SPAD VII140HS1531101.05.17
B1627S1494SPAD VII140HS1023602.05.17
B1628S1497SPAD VII140HS1023702.05.17
B1653S1484SPAD VII-04.05.17
B1660S1486SPAD VII140HS1028707.05.17
B1661S1502SPAD VII140HS1024407.05.17
B1663S1433SPAD VII07.05.17
B1664S1460SPAD VII07.05.17
B1667S1487SPAD VII140HS1024011.05.17
B1669S1468SPAD VII-11.05.17
B1695S1478SPAD VII-16.05.17
B1696S1479SPAD VII-16.05.17
B1697S1493SPAD VII-16.05.17
B1698S1496SPAD VII-16.05.17
B3457S4201SPAD VII140HS1018021.05.17
B3460S1485SPAD VII-22.05.17
B3464S1459SPAD VII-23.05.17
B3471S1477SPAD VII-25.05.17
B3472S1501SPAD VII-25.05.17
B3475S1412SPAD VII140HS1018126.05.17
B3479S498SPAD 13200HS705301.06.17for evaluation
B3488S1462SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3489S1450SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3490S1495SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3491S1448SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3492S1480SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3493S1498SPAD VII-24.05.17
B3498S4203SPAD VII140HS1029301.06.17
B3499S4202SPAD VII140HS1030001.06.17
B3501S1224SPAD VII180HS625505.06.17
B3502S1225SPAD VII180HS624805.06.17
B3503S1726SPAD VII180HS624506.06.17
B3504S1727SPAD VII180HS625706.06.17
B3505S4207SPAD VII140HS1027307.06.17
B3506S1788SPAD VII-25.06.17
B3507S1786SPAD VII-25.06.17
B3508S1787SPAD VII-26.06.17
B3509S1790SPAD VII-29.06.17
B3510S1798SPAD VII-29.06.17
B3515S4204SPAD VII140HS1029907.06.17
B3519S4205SPAD VII140HS1030109.06.17
B3520S4209SPAD VII140HS1025009.06.17
B3523S1725SPAD VII140HS622211.06.17
B3524S1750SPAD VII180HS629514.06.17
B3528S1752SPAD VII180HS629715.06.17
B3529S4211SPAD VII140HS1020816.06.17
B3530S1751SPAD VII180HS627721.06.17
B3531S4212SPAD VII140HS1028521.06.17
B3532S4210SPAD VII140HS1027921.06.17
B3533S4214SPAD VII140HS1017021.06.17
B3534S4206SPAD VII140HS1029421.06.17
B3535S4215SPAD VII140HS1027823.06.17
B3536S4208SPAD VII140HS1016523.06.17
B3537S4213SPAD VII140HS1027124.06.17
B3538S4217SPAD VII140HS1024325.06.17
B3539S4216SPAD VII140HS1027225.06.17
B3550S1795SPAD VII180HS629627.06.17
B3551S1796SPAD VII180HS631327.06.17
B3552S4219SPAD VII140HS1026628.06.17
B3553S4221SPAD VII140HS1025928.06.17
B3556S1797SPAD VII180HS631805.07.17
B3557S4218SPAD VII140HS1018205.07.17
B3559S4222SPAD VII140HS560307.07.17
B3560S1794SPAD VII180HS630607.07.17
B3562S4220SPAD VII140HS10085/1013116.07.17
B3563S4223SPAD VII140HS1534616.07.17
B3564S4224SPAD VII140HS570316.07.17
B3565S4225SPAD VII140HS1016416.07.17
B3566S4227SPAD VII140HS1026519.07.17
B3567S4226SPAD VII140HS562219.07.17
B3568S4230SPAD VII140HS562724.07.17
B3569S4228SPAD VII-26.07.17
B3570S4229SPAD VII-26.07.17
B3571S1789SPAD VII-29.06.17
B3572S1793SPAD VII-30.06.17
B3573S1792SPAD VII-02.07.17
B3574S1810SPAD VII-02.07.17
B3575S1811SPAD VII-02.07.17
B3576S1812SPAD VII-02.07.17
B3615S4283SPAD VII140HS10143/1015207.08.17
B3616S4281SPAD VII140HS10107/1015007.08.17
B3618S4282SPAD VII140HS1504107.08.17
B3619S4285SPAD VII140HS560208.08.17
B3620S4284SPAD VII140HS1024508.08.17
B3638S4286SPAD VII-20.08.17
B3639S4287SPAD VII-20.08.17
B3640S4289SPAD VII140HS1531020.08.17
B3641S4290SPAD VII-20.08.17
B3642S4288SPAD VII140HS561721.08.17
B3645S4292SPAD VII140HS1508631.08.17
B3646S4291SPAD VII140HS10066-1012031.08.17

B6151-B6200 were SPAD VII on a cancelled Mann Egerton contract


RFC serialc/nseriesSFAtypeeng typeng noreceivedcomment
B6731S4324SPAD 13200HS11554705.12.17Kellner
B6732S4321SPAD 13200HS11527210.12.17Kellner
B6733S4322SPAD 13200HS11527810.12.17Kellner
B6734S4323SPAD 13200HS11520310.12.17Kellner
B6735S4348SPAD 13200HS11536811.02.18Kellner
B6736S4340SPAD 13200HS11587911.02.18Kellner
B6737S4342SPAD 13200HS11591211.02.18Kellner
B6738S4344SPAD 13200HS11586711.02.18Kellner
B6739S4561SPAD 13200HS11657327.03.18Kellner
B6758S4293SPAD VII-07.09.17
B6761S4294SPAD VII180HS1530908.09.17
B6762S4295SPAD VII180HS1511908.09.17
B6772S4296SPAD VII-12.09.17
B6773S4297SPAD VII-12.09.17
B6775S4299SPAD VII180HS1531613.09.17
B6776S4298SPAD VII140HS10157-1013515.09.17
B6777S4300SPAD VII180HS624815.09.17
B6780S4303SPAD VII140HS1027817.09.17
B6784S4301SPAD VII140HS10083-1014820.09.17
B6787S4309SPAD VII140HS1538622.09.17
B6794S4310SPAD VII140HS1029325.09.17
B6795S4306SPAD VII-25.09.17
B6796S4302SPAD VII-26.09.17
B6802S4304SPAD VII180HS1027928.09.17
B6805S4305SPAD VII180HS1508129.09.17
B6816S4307SPAD VII140HS561808.10.17
B6817S4308SPAD VII140HS1018008.10.17
B6835S4311SPAD 13200HS11528015.11.17Kellner
B6838S4312SPAD 13200HS11528123.11.17Kellner
B6839S4313SPAD 13200HS11551323.11.17Kellner
B6840S4314SPAD 13200HS11528223.11.17Kellner
B6841S4315SPAD 13200HS11526823.11.17Kellner
B6842S4316SPAD 13200HS11553524.11.17Kellner
B6843S4317SPAD 13200HS1648326.11.17Kellner
B6844S4319SPAD 13200HS11554129.11.17Kellner
B6845S4318SPAD 13200HS11553430.11.17Kellner
B6846S4320SPAD 13200HS11556801.12.17Kellner
B6847S4327SPAD 13200HS11552027.12.17Kellner
B6848S4326SPAD 13200HS11536316.12.17Kellner
B6849S4325SPAD 13200HS11537322.12.17Kellner
B6850S4328SPAD 13200HS11538223.12.17Kellner
B6851S4330SPAD 13200HS11584303.01.18Kellner
B6852S4329SPAD 13200HS11582709.01.18Kellner
B6853S4332SPAD 13200HS11585622.01.18Kellner
B6854S4331SPAD 13200HS11589622.01.18Kellner
B6855S4334SPAD 13200HS11583225.01.18Kellner
B6856S4337SPAD 13200HS11585029.01.18Kellner
B6857S4335SPAD 13200HS11579929.01.18Kellner
B6858S4347SPAD 13200HS11587106.02.18Kellner
B6859S4333SPAD 13200HS11590207.02.18Kellner
B6860S4346SPAD 13200HS11581009.02.18Kellner
B6861S4341SPAD 13200HS11586309.02.18Kellner
B6862S4350SPAD 13200HS11584711.02.18Kellner
B6863S4349SPAD 13200HS11588412.02.18Kellner
B6864S4338SPAD 13200HS11587417.02.18Kellner
B6865S4339SPAD 13200HS11583519.02.18Kellner
B6866S4343SPAD 13200HS11588720.02.18Kellner
B6867S4553SPAD 13200HS11586921.02.18Kellner
B6868S4552SPAD 13200HS11585423.02.18Kellner
B6869S4345SPAD 13200HS11579523.02.18Kellner
B6870S4551SPAD 13200HS11585323.02.18Kellner
B6872S4554SPAD 13200HS11629123.02.18Kellner
B6873S4557SPAD 13200HS11629623.02.18Kellner
B6874S4556SPAD 13200HS11629826.02.18Kellner
B6875S4558SPAD 13200HS11637601.03.18Kellner
B6876S4555SPAD 13200HS11630308.03.18Kellner
B6877S449SPAD 12200HS952309.03.18(cannon)
B6878S4564SPAD 13200HS11648310.03.18Kellner
B6879S4559SPAD 13200HS11656413.03.18Kellner
B6880S4565SPAD 13200HS11646913.03.18Kellner
B6881S4568SPAD 13200HS11658315.03.18Kellner
B6882S4563SPAD 13200HS11649817.03.18Kellner
B6883S4569SPAD 13200HS11586618.03.18Kellner
B6884S4566SPAD 13200HS1764222.03.18Kellner
B6885S4560SPAD 13200HS11586423.03.18Kellner
B6886S4567SPAD 13200HS11551725.03.18Kellner

The following French serials were reportedly delivered to the R.F.C. but no record of delivery can be traced:


RFC serialc/nseriesSFAtypeeng typeng noreceivedcomment
S273SPAD VII27.01.17ready but NFT
S278SPAD 1327.01.17ready but NFT
S4336SPAD 13received 09.03.18 but NFT

B9445 was a SPAD 13 (200HS) delivered 29.09.17 ex Air Nav Co pattern

B9911-B9930 were SPAD VII manufactured by Mann Egerton ex RNAS N6580-99

B9969 was a SPAD VII rebuilt by 27Wg ARS