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Nieuport 12 Replica built
and donated by
Dr. Dale “Butch” Witlock and Marikay Witlock
9B ROTARY, 9 CYL.
- 29 FEET
7 1/2 INCHES
- 23 FEET
- 8 FEET
- 2028 POUNDS
- 98 MILES PER HOUR
- 15,420 FEET
2 HOURS 45 MINUTES
(2) .303 LEWIS MACHINE GUNS
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 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.
Nieuport 11 • Nieuport 12 • T-2 • Pazmany PL-1 • T-33