Nieuport 20

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Nieuport 20
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 21 [1]
Developed from Nieuport 12
Engine 110hp Le Rhône 9J rotary [note 1]
Armament fixed sync. Vickers[note 2] and
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 146 km/h (91 mph)[2]157 km/h (98 mph)[1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:12[1]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 12:02 [1]
Service Ceiling 4,000 m (13,000 ft) [2]
Endurance 3:00 [2]

The Nieuport 20 was a development of the Nieuport 12 with a larger engine and various other adjustments. Thirty were ordered by the RFC in 1916, though only twenty-one were delivered. They served with Squadron Nos.1, 45, and 46, but they were disliked. By early 1917 they were pulled from the front lines and relegated to training and Home Defense. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 12.

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Notes
  1. Some had the 120hp Le Rhône and were known as the Nieuport 20bis.[1]
  2. Early models may have had a top-wing Lewis firing over the propeller.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davilla, p.387.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Philpott, p.356.
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.
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Pen and Sword Aviation, 2014