Eduard 07404, Nieuport Ni-17, Weekend Edition. 1:72 Scale

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Nieuport Ni-17, 1:72 Scale

07404 - Eduard

Weekend edition kit of French WWI fighter Nieuport Ni-17 in 1/72 scale.

The agile Nieuport Ni-17 was the result of a long line of aircraft designed by Gustav Délage working for the Société Anonyme des Établissement Nieuport.

The Nieuport 17 was a sesquiplane that incorporated the Alkan-Hamy system of synchronised firing. Its impressive performance helped to turn the tide of the Fokker scourge on the Western Front during World War 1.

Other improvements included strengthening the fuselage and wings. Aerodynamics were improved with the engine cowl designed to blend better with the fuselage. There was a greater emphasis of concentrating the weight around the centre of gravity. The Ni-17 was originally powered by the Le Rhône 9J 110 hp (81kW) rotary engine, although the more powerful Clerget 9B 130 hp (96 kW) or Le Rhône 9JB 130 hp (97 kW) were later used.

The delivery of Nieuports XVII to the units of L´aviation militaire commenced from May 1916. Eventually, all French fighter squadrons would be equipped with the type, including the Escadrille Lafayette comprising of American volunteers.

From June 1916 many countries were flying the Nieuport 17, amongst them were Belgium, Netherland, Italy, Russia, and Finland.

Many examples served after the Great War not only in various air forces also in private hands for the then hugely popular Flying Circus attractions.

Kit Highlights:

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • marking options: 4
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: no
  • painting mask: no
  • resin parts: no

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