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Nieuport 17

A Favorite of Allied Aces

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Nieuport 17

Nieuport 17

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Nieuport 17

  • Nation: France
  • Manufacturer: Nieuport
  • Dates of Service: 1916-1917
  • Speed: 102 mph
  • Range: 155 miles
  • Ceiling: 17,390 feet
  • Wingspan: 26 feet, 9 inches
  • Engine: 1× Le Rhône 9J 9-cylinder rotary engine, 110 hp
  • Armament: 1 × Vickers or Lewis machine gun
  • Notes: A favorite of French and British aces such as Albert Ball and W.A. Bishop, the Nieuport 17 was an able successor to the earlier Nieuport 11. By early 1917, the Nieuport 17 was becoming obsolete and the company designed the 24 and 27 models to continue the line.

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