Nieuport 12

Nieuport 12 [National Aviation Museum of Canada]

Designed for observation, the Nieuport 12 served with the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the air forces of France, Italy and Russia. The aircraft operated with the RFC and RNAS in 1916, but was not popular with crews and was withdrawn from front-line operation by the spring of 1917.

Country: France
Manufacturer: Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Nieuport
Type: Fighter/Reconnaisance
First Introduced: 1915
Number Built:
Engine: Clerget 9B rotary, 9 cylinder, air cooled
Wing Span: 29 ft 7˝ in [9.03 m]
Length: 23 ft 6 in [7.3 m]
Height: 8 ft 11 in [2.67 m]
Empty Weight: S
Gross Weight: 2,028 lb [920 kg]
Max Speed: 98 mph [155 km/h] at sea level
Ceiling: 15,420 ft [4,700 m]
Endurance: 2 hrs 45 mins
Crew: 1 - 2
Armament: 1 - 2 machine guns mounted on the upper wing