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The underpowered Nieuport 10 two-seater was succeeded in 1915 by the Nieuport 12, with a 110hp Clerget 9Z rotary. Later, the 130hp Clerget 9B was fitted, and Beardmore built 50 for use by the UK. Roughly 7200 Nieuport 10s and 12s were built, and they formed the bulk of some French units until they were phased out at the end of 1916. They served with at least 26 French Nieuport escadrilles, serving alongside Nieuport 11 and 17's, and they were handed out in small numbers to non-Nieuport units as well. 194 Nieuport 12s were used by the RNAS as well as No.46 Squadron RFC. Small numbers were also used by Russia. They were not well-liked, but they gave good service until replaced by better machines. -- This is the Beardmore version with full engine cowling, rounded front fuselage, and fixed tail fin.
Due to 1/288 printing limitations, a propeller disk is provided rather than a propeller. Since FUD is a translucent material, this can be broken off and glued into place after the rest of the plane is primed and painted. If left in place, it acts as a stand. An armed observer cannot be added to the model at this scale, but you can find a pack of them available as a separate product.