Nieuport 4M/6M

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Nieuport 4M/6M
Photo by Alan Wilson
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Nieuport
First flight 1911
Introduction 1912
Primary users France
Number built 10 French, 300 Russian[1]
Variants Nieuport 6H
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft) [2][3]
Engine 50-80hp Gnome rotary[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 104 km/h (65 mph)[4][5] - 110 km/h (70 mph)[2][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 15:00[4][5]
Ceiling 2,000 m (6,560 ft)[4][5]
Endurance 3:00 [4][5][2][3]

Nieuport's first production order was for the Nieuport 4, redesignated the Nieuport 6M for military use. A single escadrille, N12, was formed of 6Ms and it flew from the start of the war until the planes could eventually be replaced with Morane-Saulnier L parasols, at which point they were relegated to the training role.

More of them served in Italy, where they were used by four Squadriglia (until replaced in mid-1915). In Russia, where roughly 300 were built under license, including many by Dux. The Russian planes served in a scouting role until well into 1916 and even longer as a trainer.[6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Nieuport VI.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
14Q1-15Q2 XC - 10 8 8

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Service counts are only representative.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.350.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Angelucci, p.20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Davilla, p.352.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Durkota, p.358.
  6. Durkota, p.346-347.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027