[WWI] The FOX-TROT Nieuport??

Mikko Saarela saarela.mikko at kolumbus.fi
Thu Feb 10 08:39:36 EST 2005


Thanks Daniel!

The pictures certainly make some things clear. It is without a doubt a 
Nieuport 11! But it does not solve the mystery why is it considered to be a 
Nie 16. Also on this web page!

Mikko

> Hi Mikko,
>
> You can find some useful pictures here for the "Fox-Trot":
>
> http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/MilltaryPics/ww1_precurseurs/ni
> euport_16c1.htm
>
> It is said that the serial number is N1467 and not N1407... And that Egide
> Robaert seved in the 1st squadron.
>
> HTH,
>
> Daniel.
>
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> From: "Mikko Saarela" <saarela.mikko at kolumbus.fi>
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>> Folks!
>>
>> I've finished my Eduard Morane N. I'll take photos as soon as we'll get
> one
>> sunny day. Now I'm back - after almost 3 years - in a very dear subject,
>> Eduard Nieuports! I looked inside the box of the new Nieuport 16 edition
> and
>> started to wonder about  this Belgian Fox-Trot Nieuport again, possibly
>> N1407.  Last time I wondered about it, when I got the Blue Rider Sheet of
>> Belgian Nieuports some 3 years ago.
>>
>> In the WS Datafile Special Nieuport Fighters vol. 1 there is a photo and 
>> a
>> colour profile of this plane. The scout has no headrest, it has a 
>> Nieuport
>> 11 type horseshoe cowling and seems to have also a 80 hp Le Rhône 9C
> engine.
>> And still, the text claims it to be Nieuport 16. Is it a mistake, or am I
>> making a mistake here? Does the serial 1407 indicate it being a Nie 16? 
>> Or
>> is it mistakenly considered to be a Nie 16 because of the Le Prieur
> rockets
>> mounted on the v-struts. These are usually seen in Nie 16s, aren't they?
>>
>>
>> Yours Mikko
>>
>>
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