Talk:Nieuport 17

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I don't know what the rate of climb actually is, but it must be more than 18 ft per minute, or this would have been a lousy fighter. So I'm going to replace 18 ft per minute with a question mark until someone has something more authoratative to offer.

 Done Replaced Rate of Climb with 'time to climb'. Source is "The Complete Book of Fighters", 1994 by Green and Swanborough. - Guapovia 07:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

I think that Serbian Airforce on the Macedonian Front also used Nieuports.

Flights of fancy and Gun synchronisation[edit]

  1. I don't think that there is a very much of a logical link between the wing flutter in a Nieuport "V" strutter and that inherent in many early monoplane wings. If there is a link at all - we'd need much more space to develop it properly, which we don't have here. In any case, to step from here to the monoplane ban of 1912 drifts even further into irrelevancy.
  2. The Nieuport 16 was basically a re-engined variant of the 11 - produced in small numbers. The "11" remains the type from which the "17" was developed.
  3. Woodman (our best source for the history of specific French synchronisation gears) treats the "unknown" gear fitted to the Nieuport 28 (and also, I suspect, to the Hanriot HD1 and perhaps some of the later Nieuports V-strutters as well) as unique to the "28". My suspicions, and other fine editors' (brilliant) original research notwithstanding - I think we must go with Woodman here. Linking Woodman's "gnome" gear with Davilla's unnamed one is speculation, albeit intelligent speculation. Anyway Davilla, which is a beautifully produced work, is (alas) full of inconsistencies.
  4. Nieuports in British service were never (hardly ever?) fitted with (synchronised) Vickers guns - since the only British gear available at the time was (naughty word expunged to protect the guilty), especially for synchronising a gun to a rotary engine. Talking about supplementing (or replacing) either gun on British Nieuports is a logical impossibility - the Lewis was simply "retained". --Soundofmusicals (talk) 12:46, 11 April 2016 (UTC)