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
Armament fixed sync. Vickers and
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 157 km/h (98 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 5:12
2000m in 12:02 [1]

The Nieuport 20 was a development of the Nieuport 12 with a larger engine and various other adjustments. Thrity 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 dislike and were replaced in early 1917 and relegated to training. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 12.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.387.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.