|Primary users|| France|
|Developed from||Nieuport 17|
|Wingspan||8.18 m (26 ft 10 in) |
|Engine||80hp Le Rhône 9C rotary|
|Armament||sync. Vickers or top-wing Lewis|
|Max Speed||150 km/h (93 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:27-8:45
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:42
|Ceiling||5,200 m (17,100 ft) |
|Range||250 km (160 mi) |
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.
Wings of Glory
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Miniatures and Models
Nieuport 17s make a good substitute.
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- Davilla, p.389.
- Durkota, p.358.
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- Davilla, p. 379.
- Durkota, p. 353.
- 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.