R.E.P. N

From Wings of Linen
R.E.P. N
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer R.E.P.
First flight 1912
Introduction Aug 1914 [1]
Primary user France
Wingspan 10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)[2]-11.0 m (36 ft) [3]
Engine 80hp Gnome or Le Rhône rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 116 km/h (72 mph)[4][3][5][2]

The R.E.P. Type N was a prewar two-seater with a shoulder-mounted wing. Two units used it in the early months of the war, until it could be replaced by the Morane-Saulnier Type L in spring of 1915. Its usefulness in reconnaissance was limited by the obscured view from the observer's position.[6] When the war started, one of France's twenty-three escadrilles was based on the R.E.P. N.[7]

Timeline [note 1]


  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
  1. Lamberton, p.106.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferry'14, p.72.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  4. Davilla, p.432.
  5. Angelucci, p.20.
  6. Davilla, p.431.
  7. Ferry'14, p.5.
  • 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.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027