Nieuport 17

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Nieuport biplane fighter. (Haut-Rhin, France 1917) by Paul Castelnau This image has been digitally manipulated. Photos from Wikimedia 

Nieuport 17

The Nieuport 17, was a french fighter aircraft during ww1, builed by the french eingineer " Gustave Delage " (Nieuport company) and put into service in 1916.
it was equipped with a more powerful engine, larger wings and a better structure.
The first devices were equipped with an engine of 110 hp (82 kW), later with an engine of 130 hp (97 kW).
 It was a very maneuverable aircraft but lower wings tended to break during extreme maneuvers.



The aircraft was used by the french, British, Belgian, Russian and italian army and the almost the rest of the great aces.

The Germans were impressed by the performance of the French hunter realized in a very faithful copy: the "Siemens Schuckert D.I" which was built in 95 copies.



Technical specifications :
crew 1
Length 5.96 m
Wingspan 8.20 m
Height 2.44 m
Wing area 14,75 m²
Empty weight 374 kg
Max. Off mass 560 kg
Max speed 170 km / h
Service ceiling 5350 m
Range 250 km
Powerplant: 1 × 9-cylinder rotary engine with 82 kW
Armament : -1 Vickers or Lewis machine gun





Operators : 

Belgium
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Czechoslovakia
Estonia
Finland
France
Hungarian Soviet Republic 
Kingdom of Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
Russian Empire
Switzerland
Soviet Union 
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States

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