Nieuport Delage series of sesquiplanes designed in France in late 1920’s. Is a mainly front line fighters for many years in France. These first production specimen, the NiD 42C1. Only 65 units of this series were produced, which is characterized by having a slightly smaller stabilizer, wooden fuselage and constant wing chord. Only France operationally used this variant from 1928 to 1932 and was replaced by improved NiD 62 and 622.
The model represent a Ejercito del Aire trial machine incorporated a Experimental Squadron in Cuatro Vientos air base in 1931. The Spanish specimen was the only one exported by Nieuport Astra and was evaluated by the Spanish Air Army that was impressed enough to purchase a manufacturing license of an improved type that would become Hispano (Nieuport Delage) NiD 52.
Degree of Difficult 3/5.