Nieuport 27

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Nieuport 27
Nieuport27.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Nieuport
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Developed from Nieuport 24
Wingspan 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in) [1]
Engine 130hp Le Rhône 9JB rotary
Armament sync. fixed Vickers or
top-wing Lewis
Crew 1
Max Speed 172 km/h (107 mph) [2] to 186 km/h (116 mph)[3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 5:40[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 9:25[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 14:40[2]
Service Ceiling 5,550 m (18,200 ft)[3][1]
Ceiling 6,850 m (22,500 ft) [2]
Range 250 km (160 mi)[2]
Endurance 1:30[3] to 2:15[2]

The Nieuport 27 differed from the Nieuport 24 only in minor changes in the landing gear and tailskid. Like the Nieuport 24, pilots were cautioned not to tax the lower wing with extreme acrobatics. While it was hoped that all Nieuport sesquiplanes could have been replaced by 1918, slow production of the SPAD 13 meant they continued to serve well into 1918. At least twenty-four escadrilles used the Nieuport 27, frequently alongside Nieuport 24s and SPAD 7s.

Italy bought about one hundred from the French but did not build their own since their factories were consumed with the Hanriot H.D.1. In November 1917 there was one Nieuport 27-equipped squadriglia, by June 1918 there were nine, but by late 1918 the number had declined to six. The RFC bought seventy-one and rearmed them with a Lewis gun on a Foster mount. They served autumn 1917 through April 1918. [4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport 27.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
16Q4-17Q4 F A or B 13 12 3

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Davilla, p.404.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.62.
  4. Davilla, p.400.
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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607