Nieuport-Delage NiD 38

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NiD 38
Role Touring aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Nieuport-Delage
First flight 1924
Introduction Compagnie Aérienne Française
Number built 4

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 38 was a touring aircraft built in small numbers in France in the early 1920s.[1][2] It was a single-bay biplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin for two passengers and an open cockpit for the pilot.

The prototype was exhibited at the 1924 Salon de l'Aéronautique in Paris, and orders for four machines were placed by airline Compagnie Aérienne Française.[2][3] Two of these had their passenger compartments replaced by mail holds, and were used on the GenevaBordeaux airmail route.[2]

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Specifications (NiD 38)[edit]

Data from aviafrance.com

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 8.11 m (26 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.90 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 3.46 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 40.3 m2 (434 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 950 kg (2,090 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Ab, 130 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 350 km (220 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 698
  2. ^ a b c The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2600
  3. ^ Hartmann 2006, 21

References[edit]

  • Hartmann, Gérard (2006). "Les avions Nieuport-Delage" (PDF). La Coupe Schneider et hydravions anciens/Dossiers historiques hydravions et moteurs. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. 
  • Parmentier, Bruno. "Nieuport-Delage NiD-38". Aviafrance - Un siècle d'aviation française. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.