Scale: 1 : 6
Wingspan: 52 in.
|Full Wood Kit (1)
||Fuselage Kit (2)
||Wing Kit (3)
||Short Kit (4)
Wood Kit" includes all wood necessary to complete the plane including all
(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.
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.
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.
Maximum speed: 122 mph.
Range: 180 miles
Service Ceiling: 17,000 ft.