Nieuport 21

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Nieuport 21
Nieuport 21.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Nieuport
Introduction 1916
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Developed from Nieuport 17
Wingspan 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in) [1]
Engine 80hp Le Rhône 9C rotary
Armament sync. Vickers or top-wing Lewis
Crew 1
Max Speed 150 km/h (93 mph) [2][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00[3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:27[4]-8:45[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:42[4][3]
Ceiling 5,200 m (17,100 ft) [4][3]
Range 250 km (160 mi) [4]
Endurance 2:00 [4][3]

The Nieuport 21 was the combination of a Nieuport 11's 80hp engine and fuselage with the wings of a Nieuport 17. It was probably originally intended as a trainer, but it was pressed into French front-line service in small numbers along with Nieuport 17s. Many were built or purchased by Russia growing from around 40 in spring of 1917 to over 70 in mid-summer. Russian pilots were impressed by its manueverability.

The Nieuport 21 came with either a fixed, sychronized Vickers machine gun or an over-wing Lewis.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 21.

Timeline [note 1][edit]

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Official Stats
Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
I B 12 12 4
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Miniatures and Models[edit]

Nieuport 17s make a good substitute.

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Notes
  1. Timeline data is approximate, gathered from various sources.[5] [6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  2. Davilla, p.389.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Durkota, p.358.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Davilla, p.387.
  5. Davilla, p. 379.
  6. Durkota, p. 353.
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.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.