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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. Normal 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 Imperial Russian Air Service purchased a large quantity of Nieuport 17s from France, and also manufactured it under license. A number of Russian Nieuport 17s survived World War One to fly with both Bolshevik and White Russian forces during the Russian Civil War, and other ex-Imperial aircraft were taken up by the new nations of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Ukraine. This Imperial Russian Nieuport is marked with a mermaid figure on the port fuselage side, as a personal marking.
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, rolled machine gun with layered details, 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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