Nieuport-Delage NiD 62

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NiD 62
Nieuport-Delage NiD.62 C1.JPG
Nieuport-Delage NiD.62 C1
Role Trainer, Target Tug, Fighter
Manufacturer Nieuport-Delage
First flight January 1928
Introduction 1931
Primary user Armée de l'Air

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 62 was a French sesquiplane fighter from the early 1930s. This machine was a descendant of a long line of Nieuport-Delage fighters that were designed and built during the years immediately after World War I. The Ni-D.62 was built in 1931 as a fighter for the Armée de l'Air. It served until the late 1930s, when it was replaced by more modern monoplane fighters. By the time of the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, all of the NiD 62s had been withdrawn from fighter escadrilles but were used as trainers in French flight schools. A few aircraft were employed as target tugs. After the French capitulation and German occupation of France in June 1940, the German Luftwaffe had no interest in the NiD 62s and they were scrapped. None survived the war.

Variants[edit]

Nieuport NiD 62
Single-seat fighter aircraft.
Nieuport NiD 621
Specialised twin-float training aircraft.
Nieuport NiD 622
Single-seat fighter aircraft, powered by a 500 hp (373 kW) Hispano-Suiza 12Mdsh piston engine.
Nieuport NiD 623
One Nieuport NiD 622 aircraft was converted into the NiD 623, it made a number of record-breaking attempts.
Nieuport NiD 624
One Nieuport NiD 622 was converted into a racing aircraft.
Nieuport NiD 625
One Nieuport NiD 622 was converted to be used for parachute experiments.
Nieuport NiD 626
Export version of the Nieuport NiD 622, 12 were exported to Peru in 1933.
Nieuport NiD 629
Single-seat fighter aircraft, powered by a 500 hp (373 kW) Hispano-Suiza 12Mdsh piston engine. 50 built.

Operators[edit]

 France
 Peru
 Turkey

Specifications (NiD 622)[edit]

Data from A Gallic Rarity...The 'One-and-a-Half' Nieuport-Delage[1]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph) at sea level
  • Range: 900 km (486 nmi, 559 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,700 m (25,300 ft)
  • Climb to 3,000 m (9,845 ft): 5.3 min
  • Climb to 4,000 m (13,125 ft): 7.5 min

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × fixed forward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns in forward fuselage

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green and Swanborough 1990, p. 79.
  • Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. "A Gallic Rarity...The 'One-and-a-Half' Nieuport-Delage". Air International, February 1990, Vol 38 No 2. Bromley, UK:Tri-Service Press. pp. 75–83, 92–93, 97. ISSN 0306-5634.
  • Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, 1994. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.