Nieuport 11 "Bébé"

The design of the Nieuport 11 was based on the pre-war Nieuport 10 racing plane. It was a smaller, single seat version of the plane, usually called a "baby Nieuport"

The 11 was light, fast and maneuverable, but the "wing and a half" construction allowed the wings to twist in a steep dive. Nevertheless, the Nieuport 11 was able to counter the German Fokker E.III which had dominated the skies until then.

The Romanian Military Air Service participated in the 2nd Balkan War in 1913. Romania attempted to remain neutral at the outbreak of World War 1 but ultimately entered the war on the side of the Entente in 1916 equipped mostly with French aircraft.

This aircraft was also flown by:
  Imperial Russia
Country of Manufacture France
First Year of Service 1915
Wing Span 24.8 ft | 7.5 m
Length 19 ft | 5.8 m
Height 8 ft | 2.5 m
Weight 1060 lbs | 480 kg
Engine Le Rhone 9 cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 80hp
Top Speed 97 mph | 156 km/h
Range 205 miles | 330 km
Armament 1 Lewis .303 machine gun
Crew 1


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 38168 vertices, 45216 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh, material maps were not used on the aircraft.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture. All Nieuports carried roundel markings on the underside of both wings. I have only put them on the bottom of the upper wing in my model.