|Primary users|| France|
|Number built||50[note 1]|
|Developed from||Nieuport 17|
|Engine||130hp Clerget 9B rotary|
|Armament||sync. Vickers and/or top-wing Lewis|
|Max Speed||190 km/h (118 mph)|
|Climb||3,048 m (10,000 ft) in 9:20|
6,096 m (20,000 ft) in 32:00
A potential shortage of Le Rhône engines led to a variant of the Nieuport 17 using the 130hp Clerget engine and fully faired fuselage sides. It was never widely used by the French (one notable exception being a plane flown by Nungesser) but it did fully equip one RNAS squadron and partially equip another. By the time the Nieuport 17bis entered service in late 1916, there were better planes available to both French and British aviators, so it was not very popular.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 17.
Timeline [note 2]
|Version||Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Bruce 1990, p.3.
- Davilla, p.385.