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The Nieuport 17 is one of the classic fighters of World War 1. A Gustave Delage design, the Nieuport sesquiplane family was used by every Allied nation, was copied by the Germans (both the N.17 airframe and the sesquiplane layout, applied to the Albatros D.III), and culminated with the N.27. A huge number of French, British, Italian, Belgian, and Russian aces scored the majority of their victories on one model of Nieuport or another. Norml armament was a synchronized Vickers gun on the fuselage deck, some were also fitted with an over-wing Lewis. Some British-flown N.17s had only the over-wing Lewis.
The new post-war nation of Poland used a variety of Allied and Central Powers aircraft to equip its new air force. Nieuports were supplied by a military mission from France, and numbers of former Imperial Russian Air Service Nieuports were also acquired by Poland. This Nieuport 17 is being flown as an unarmed advanced trainer or fast scout.
Paper Model Details: approximately 229 parts on five pages, with 19 diagrams and 13 wire templates. Full cockpit with layered controls, detailed rotary engine with layered details and rolled cylinders, layered wheels, duo-fold struts and prop blades, fuselage formers, airfoil formers which fit to wire spars, separate control surfaces, clear windshield pattern. Rigging diagram included. Degree of Difficulty: 5/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Text by Bart Wheeler
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