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Nieuport 11 "Bébé"

Fighting the Fokker Scourge

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Nieuport 11

Bert Hall & his Nieuport 11

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Nieuport 11

  • Nation: France
  • Manufacturer: Nieuport
  • Designer: Gustave Delage
  • Dates of Service: 1916
  • Speed: 104 mph
  • Range: 155 miles
  • Ceiling: 17,900 feet
  • Wingspan: 24 feet, 8 inches
  • Engine: 1× Le Rhone rotary engine, 80 hp
  • Armament: 1 × Hotchkiss or Lewis machine gun
  • Notes: Superior to the Fokker E.I series, the Nieuport 11 aided in reclaiming the skies for the Allies. A nimble aircraft, it was the first in a long series of fighters from Nieuport.

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