Alberto Casirati sends in these scans of the Nie.11 front end from "official" Macchi documents.
"No surprises here; clear doped linen with black corner tapes. Aluminum cowling is natural metal, all steel portions painted mid gray. Note plywood fairing behind pilot's shoulders and above seat; open between seat back and curved coaming. "
"This beautiful plane is, I believe, the only original Bebe in existence. A general view and details of cabane area and gun mounting."
Mark Miller ( Mark_W_Miller@Raytheon.com ) took the following photos at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome.