Mastercraft Collection: ES/NIEUPORT 28 FIGHTER 1/20..
Wingspan: 12.75 inches
Length: 16 inches
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The Nieuport 28 was a French biplane fighter aircraft flown during World War I. By the middle of 1917 it was obvious that the Nieuport 17 was unable to cope with the latest German fighters, in fact, the Nieuport was already being rapidly replaced in French service with the SPAD S.VII. The Nieuport 28 design was an attempt to adapt the concept of the lightly built, highly maneuverable rotary engined fighter typified by the Nieuport 17 to the more demanding conditions of the times. It had a more powerful engine, and a new wing structure Ð for the first time a Nieuport biplane was fitted with conventional two spar wings. Although very maneuverable and easy to fly, its performance turned out to be mediocre and its engine unreliable, and overall the type was not a success.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!