Nieuport 12bis

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Nieuport 12bis
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
Primary user France
Variants Nieuport 12
Wingspan 9.02 m (29 ft 7 in) [1]
Engine 130hp Clerget 9B rotary
Armament fixed sync. Vickers + 1-2 flexible rear Lewis

The Nieuport 12bis was simply a Nieuport 12 with an improved 130hp engine and a fully-circular engine cowl. They served with Aviation Militaire and a few with the Imperial Russian Air Service. Some French planes were armed with two Lewis guns and operated as escort fighters.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 12.

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q2-17Q2 Y B/B or B/A 10 9 6

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Lamberton, p.218-220.
  2. Davilla, p.365.
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027