[WWI] FW: Another Nieuport Question

Diego Fernetti dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Tue Jan 25 06:36:47 EST 2005

>        The metal fittings and framework inside of Nie.11's and 17's:
> are they natural metal, or are they painted/doped??

All metallic parts are generally painted on. Check Phillippe's pages for a 
look on the Nieuport 23, and the replica in the Canadian National Air Museum 
has Jappaned fittings (perhaps accurate for a Commonwealth machine?).
Anyway, many French aircraft had all metal parts -including rigging- painted 
light blue.
Choose your poison.

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