SPAD XIII

This restored Spad XIII could be seen at Cole Palen's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for many years. It was restored in the late 1980's and now can be seen at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. It carries postwar markings of the 95th Aero Squadron similar to what it wore post war. The name Lt. Strickland is painted alongside the cockpit.

Spad XIII C.1 in 95th Aero Sqn post-war markings

As seen at the Air Force Museum, it carries Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's 94th Squadron markings.

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The Spad XIII below represents that flown by First Lieutenant Alvin Treadwell of the 213th Aero Squadron. Treadwell had flown briefly with the French in Spa 154 before transferring to the USAS. He got a shared victory while there. He scored three more victories, a Fokker D.VII, Hannover CL type, and an observation balloon before he himself was shot down. Rendered by Alan Durkota.

SPAD XIII of 1Lt. Alvin Treadwell, 213th A.S.

The Planes of World War I

Moran Top View

Over The Front is a valuable resource for artists and modellers as well as historians. Numerous articles have been published in Over The Frontcontaining color and markings information. Many of them have been presented on the covers of the journal and profile drawings by renowned aviation artists are frequently included. A selection of profiles can be viewed from the menu to the right. Visit the Cover Gallery to view the full color paintings that have been featured in Over The Front

Sadly, there are few of the planes of WWI still in existence. In this section, you'll find photographs of some of the original existing and accurate replicas currently on display.