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Nieuport 28

Designer:   Nexus

Scale:    1 : 6

Wingspan:    52 in.

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Full Wood Kit (1) Fuselage Kit (2) Wing Kit (3) Short Kit (4) Plans (5)
$210.00 USD $130.00 USD $80.00 USD $190.00 USD $34.25 USD

(1)    "Full Wood Kit" includes all wood necessary to complete the plane including all sheeting/skin.

(2)    "Fuselage Kit" includes all wood to complete the fuselage including the sheeting/skin.

(3)    "Wing Kit" includes all wood to complete the wing/wings including the sheeting/skin.

(4)    "Short Kit" includes all formers for the fuselage, and ribs for the wing/wings, leading and trailing edges, and wings tips etc. but does not include to any sheeting/skin or regular sized sticks. Our Short Kits include all the wood parts that require more than simple cutting such as stock sized sticks and sheets/skins which can be readily purchased "to size" at local hobby shops. These standardized parts are not included in our Short Kits.

(5)    "Plans" are not include in any of our kits. You can either send us your plans or we can purchase them for you at additional cost. Your plans will not be damaged in the production process. Price of plans includes shipping.


HISTORY Courtesy of the USAF Museum

The Nieuport 28 (N.28C-1) was the first fighter airplane flown in combat by pilots of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in WWI. Its second armed patrol with an AEF unit on April 14, 1918, resulted in two victories when Lts. Alan Winslow and Douglas Campbell (the first American-trained ace) of the 94th Aero Squadron each downed an enemy aircraft. Although the Nieuport 28 was considered obsolete at the time, American pilots maintained a favorable ratio of victories to losses with it. The Nieuport was more maneuverable than the sturdier SPAD XIII that replaced it, but it had a reputation for fragility and a tendency to shed its upper wing fabric in a dive. Even so, many American aces of WW I - including 26-victory ace Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker - flew the French-built Nieuport at one time or another in their careers.

SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 26 ft. 3 in.
Length: 24 ft. 4 in.
Height: 8 ft.
Weight: 1,625 lbs. loaded
Armament: Two Vickers .303-cal. machine guns
Engine: Gnome 9-N rotary of 160 hp.
Crew: 1

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 122 mph.
Range: 180 miles
Service Ceiling: 17,000 ft.