[WWI] Windsock & Bishop's Nieuport (again!)

dave fleming dave.fleming at dial.pipex.com
Thu Feb 1 05:17:17 EST 2007


Quoting Andy Bannister <a.bann at ntlworld.com>:

> 
> Dave:
> > 
> > We may be talking at cross purposes - I'm talking about an attachment on
> the 
> > Nie 17s with the central Vickers gun - you can see it just above the gun in
> 
> > this photo:
> > 
> > http://www.earlyaviator.com/archive/w/images/Nieup17_N1539.jpg
> > 
> > Notice how it lifts the crossover of the wires above the gun
> 
> This is not a typical Nieuport 17 installation and may be experimental
> judging by the large pitot(?) on the port wing. Every other photo I've seen
> of a 17 with a central Vickers has the wires going down in a 'V' shape - one
> wire on either side of the gun. The types with 'X' shaped rigging have the
> gun to the right of the rigging.

Yep, realised that looking at the DF Specials this morning.

Dave


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