Remarks: One of the most attractive of the WWI fighters, and one of the most-produced with almost 9000 built. This French AirForce example is seen in Place de la Concorde, Paris. (Usually it is preserved at Le Bourget's Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace).
Remarks: This particular plane was restored by GossHawk Unlimited, a company located in Casa Grande, Ariz., specializing in the restoration of vintage and warbird aircrafts. The aircraft was restored with the original markings of the 27th Squadron of the First Pursuit Group in which Frank Luke Jr., local WWI hero known as the “Arizona Balloon Buster,” was a member. In fact, the restored aircraft is replicated with the exact colors taken from the 27th Squadron’s planes using color swatches. The aircraft contains 80 percent original parts from three SPAD aircrafts and 20 percent replicated parts and has a wooden airframe and fabric covered wings.