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Nieuport 11
 

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WWI 7/8 scale Nieuport 11 Replica –
Builder – Dan Christine
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FRANCE
FIGHTER
SUMMER 1915
LE RHONE 9C 80 HP ROTARY
24 FEET 9 INCHES
 19 FEET
8 FEET
97 MILES PER HOUR
 15, 090 FEET
2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
1 .303 LEWIS MACHINE GUN
THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE - Early in World War I, various Americans, sympathetic to the Allied cause, offered their services to France as ambulance drivers, while some of their countrymen fought in the trenches as members of the French Foreign Legion.  A handful of these men successfully transferred to the French Aviation Service at the end of 1915, where they were joined by several Americans who enlisted as civilians. They flew their first mission on May 13, 1916.
This Nieuport 11 “Bebe” (French for "Baby"), was typical of the Lafayette Escadrille of 1916. The Indian head emblem on the fuselage was chosen by the American pilots for their “trademark” after finding it on a box of American Savage Arms ammunition.  

Nieuport 11 • Nieuport 12 • T-2 • Pazmany PL-1 • T-33

 



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