Nieuport 14

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Nieuport 14
WW1 Nieuport 14 aircraft.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
Introduction Summer 1916 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Wingspan 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 150[1]-175[3]hp Hispano-Suiza 8Aa vee
Armament rear flexible Lewis
4×120mm bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 138 km/h (86 mph)[4]
Climb 1,950 m (6,400 ft) in 15:00[3]
Endurance 3:00 [3]

The Nieuport 14 was a two-seater designed in mid to late 1915 around the 175hp Hispano-Suiza engine. This was an excellent engine; so good, in fact, that supplies of them were allocated to better planes and only a few Nieuport 14s were built. Some were sent to army cooperation units.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 14.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, p.105.
  2. Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Davilla, p.369.
  4. Davilla, p.374.
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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.