The Spad A.2 was designed by Louis Bechereau, and first flew in 1915. It had a wingspan of 31 feet, 4 inches, was 23 feet 11 inches long, and 8 feet 8 inches tall. It had a top speed of 95 miles per hour.
About this creation
The Spad A.2 had a nacelle in front of the propeller, with a machine gun on a tubular mounting. Credit to Jeremiah L for the tube mount.
While it gave a great field of fire, it obstructed the view of the pilot.
The landing gear ,was tricky to build, as it needed to support the weight of the nacelle without getting in the propeller's way. I do believe I made the axle with a new design.
I give credit to "Q M" Christopher Honkzo6for the strut design.
A better look at the engine.
Photos similar to the reference photos.
Except for this one, which was accidentally taken too quickly, cutting off some of the left wing from the picture.
The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, Deluxe Limited Edition. This is where I go for images of aircraft I want to build.
I forgot to mention I had gotten some 4x4, 4x6 and 4x8 plates from PAB, a few are used on the wings.