Nieuport-Delage NiD 32

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Nieuport-Delage NiD 32
Nieuport-Delage NiD-32RH.jpeg
Nieuport-Delage NiD 32 RH
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Nieuport-Delage
First flight 1920
Number built 10

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 32 was a French single-seater fighter produced by Nieuport during the period between the two World Wars. The aircraft was designed in response to a request from the French Navy for an aircraft capable of launching from a platform: the NiD 32 competed with other planes, such as the Hanriot HD.12 and the SPAD S.XV. In addition to the NiD 32, Nieuport also submitted the NiD 29. The Navy selected the Nieuport NiD 32, and set about to test it in March 1920 on a platform. The results were disappointing, as the platform could barely support the aircraft, even when it was unarmed.[1]

Specifications (NiD-32RH)[edit]

Data from Nieuport-Delage NiD-32RH[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.48 m (8 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 30 m2 (320 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 603 kg (1,329 lb)
  • Gross weight: 857 kg (1,889 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Le Rhône 9R 9-cyl. air-cooled rotary piston engine, 130 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 193 km/h (120 mph; 104 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi; 324 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 24 minutes

Armament
2x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Vickers machine guns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanger, Ray (2002). Nieuport Aircraft of World War One. Crowood. 
  2. ^ Parmentier, Bruno. "Nieuport-Delage NiD-32RH" (in French). Retrieved 18 October 2014.