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Nieuport Aircraft 1914

Nieuport Aircraft - A Brief History

Designer Gustave Delage made the Nieuport company famous with his series of fighters. The sesquiplane Nieuport XI and XVIIs served with British, French, Belgian. Russian, Italian, Dutch, Finnish and American services during WWl. The improved Nieuport 28 biplane which appeared in 1917 was less successful, but best known for its exploits with the American 94th Aero Squadron ('Hat-in-Ring') in the hands of Eddie Rickenbacker and Raoul Lufbery.

Nieuport aircraft were manufactured under licence in Britain and Italy. Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Nieuport amalgamated with the Astra airship company, but all construction of airships was abandoned and the company name changed again to SA Nieuport-Delage.This new company's next project was the design and construction of two racing seaplanes for the 1929 Schneider Trophy races, but these aircraft were not finished in time to compete. The Nieuport-Delage62-Cl was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter of partial wood construction, with monocoque fuselage, powered by a Lorraine or Hispano-Suiza engine. The 82 -Cl was an all-metal version. Other projects included the N-D 481 single-seat, high-wing aerobatic or sporting monoplane; the N-D 641 mailplane; and the N-D 540 all-metal long-range passenger aircraft which had jettisonable long range fuel tanks.


Formed to licence-manufacture Nieuport fighter designs for the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service.Sopwith Camels and Snipes were also built under sub-contract. In 1917 H. P. Folland joined the firm's Cricklewood based design team and produced the BN1 fighter, followed by the Nieuport Nighthawk in 1919,which was produced by the Gloster Company when Nieuport & General closed down.

The  Brochure

Table Of Contents

Brochure Front Cover
Single Seater Model II
Single Seater Model XI
Two Seater Model X
Nieuport Biplane
Hydroaeroplane Model VI
Nieuport Pilots
Conditions Of Sale

Nieuport Aircraft 1914