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 produced for the RFC/RNAS, with full engine cowling, rounded front fuselage, and fixed tail fin.
Several variants of the Nieuport 12 are also available: the standard model
, a two-gun variant
, a single-seater fighter
, and the 12bis
This product comes in 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 scale product contain two aeroplanes
contains detachable, translucent propeller disks rather than propeller blades. They are joined by disposable links to keep the price down, since single-part models are more affordable. You can break the links with nail clippers, wire cutters, or similar.
Related Products: Nieuport 12
, Nieuport 12bis
, RFC/RNAS Beardmore Variant
For more details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Nieuport_12