Nieuport 4M/6M

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Nieuport's first production order was for the Nieuport 4, redesignated the Nieuport 6M for military use. A single escadrille, N12, was formed of 6Ms and it flew from the start of the war until the planes could eventually be replaced with Morane-Saulnier L parasols, at which point they were relegated to the training role.

Nieuport 4M/6M
Nieuport IV.G (M-1) (7713066228).jpg
Photo by Alan Wilson
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
First flight 1911
Introduction 1912
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 10 French, 300 Russian[1]
Variants Nieuport 6H
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft) [2][3]
Engine 50-80hp Gnome rotary[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 104 km/h (65 mph)[4][5] - 110 km/h (70 mph)[2][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 15:00[4][5]
Ceiling 2,000 m (6,560 ft)[4][5]
Endurance 3:00 [4][5][2][3]

More of them served in Italy, where they were used by four Squadriglia (until replaced in mid-1915). In Russia, where roughly 300 were built under license, including many by Dux. The Russian planes served in a scouting role until well into 1916 and even longer as a trainer.[6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport VI.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
14Q1-15Q2 XC - 10 8 8

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Service counts are only representative.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.350.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Angelucci, p.20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Davilla, p.352.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Durkota, p.358.
  6. Durkota, p.346-347.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027