The Nieuport 11 "Bébé
" was a small, nimble fighter that helped turn the "Fokker Scourge" of 1915. Arriving at the front in January 1916, it eventually was supplied to 21 French Escadrilles, including N124, which would later become the Lafayette Escadrille. The N11 outclassed the Fokker Eindeckers in maneuverability, but it was limited in firepower by the top-wing mounted Lewis gun. In mid-1916, it began be replaced by the re-engined Nieuport 16, to which it was very similar. Most N11's were phased out of combat duty by the end of 1916. But it was the N11 that turned the tide and many of France's most famous aces started their career in the Bébé
The Nieuport 11 was also used in large numbers by Italy, where they were license-built by Macchi; and Russia by Dux. Small numbers were also used by Belgium, Serbia, and the RNAS.
This product comes in two scales: 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288. Choose the 1:285/6mm product for a twin pack; choose the 1:288 product for a four aeroplanes.
Small-scale planes come with detachable, translucent propeller disks instead of propeller blades.
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