Nieuport 12

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Nieuport 12
Nieuport 12 A.2.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
Introduction late 1915
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built French: hundreds
British: 194[1]
Variants Nieuport 12bis, 20
Wingspan 9.02 m (29 ft 7 in) [2][3]
Engine 110-130[4]hp Clerget 9Z rotary
Armament rear flexible MG [note 1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 146 km/h (91 mph) [5] to 155 km/h (96 mph)[6] to 158 km/h (98 mph)[2][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:40[5]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 14:15[5]-15:00[2][3]
Ceiling 4,000 m (13,100 ft) [5] to 4,700 m (15,400 ft)[6]
Range 500 km (310 mi) [5][2]
Endurance 2:45[6] to 3:00[5]

The underpowered Nieuport 10 two-seater was succeeded in 1915 by the Nieuport 12, with a 110hp Clerget 9Z rotary. Later, the 130hp Clerget 9B was fitted (for the Nieuport 12bis), and Beardmore built 50 for use by the UK. Roughly 7200 Nieuport 10s and 12s were built, and they formed the bulk of some French units until they were phased out at the end of 1916. They served with at least 26 French Nieuport escadrilles, serving alongside Nieuport 11 and 17's, and they were handed out in small numbers to non-Nieuport units as well. 194 Nieuport 12s were used by the RNAS as well as No.46 Squadron RFC. Small numbers were also used by Russia. They were not well-liked, but they gave good service until replaced by better machines.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 12.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
16Q4-17Q2 Y B/B or -/B 10 9 6

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Notes
  1. Eventually a synchronized forward-firing gun was fitted to some aircraft.[4]
Citations
  1. Davilla, p.365.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton'62, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lamberton'60, pp.216-217.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lamberton'62, p.105.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Davilla, p.369.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.59.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607