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Nieuport 12
 

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WWI Nieuport 12 Replica built and donated by
Dr. Dale “Butch” Witlock and Marikay Witlock
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FIGHTER/RECONNAISANCE
SUMMER 1915
CLERGET 9B ROTARY, 9 CYL.
29 FEET 7 1/2 INCHES
23 FEET 6 INCHES
8 FEET 11 INCHES
2028 POUNDS
98 MILES PER HOUR
15,420 FEET
2 HOURS 45 MINUTES
(2) .303 LEWIS MACHINE GUNS
This Nieuport 12 replica represents one of many N-12s that served in the Middle East, primarily the regions within and surrounding Palestine.  The pilot and observer would have been given orders to find enemy camel caravans carrying war materials and supplies to enemy troops of the Central Powers, hence the camels painted on the side of the fuselage.  These emblems indicated the number of caravans that the N-12 and its crew had spotted.  The pilot and observer were then given credit for the observation and location of the caravan.  
 
The Nieuport 12 (N-12) was constructed in 1915 to serve primarily as an observation platform to perform reconnaissance over the European Western Front.  But many Allied N-12s served in other parts of the world during World War I.  


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