R.E.P. N

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R.E.P. N
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer R.E.P.
First flight 1912
Introduction Aug 1914 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft) [2]
Engine 80hp Gnome or Le Rhône rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 116 km/h (72 mph)[3][2][4]

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. [5]

Timeline [note 1]

References

Notes
  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.106.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. Davilla, p.432.
  4. Angelucci, p.20.
  5. Davilla, p.431.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027