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  4. 28th April 2018
    Shifnal Village Hall
    TF11 8DW

Wings of Glory World War 1: Nieuport 17 (Thaw And Lufbery)

Wings of Glory World War 1: Nieuport 17 (Thaw And Lufbery)

The Nieuport 17 was a nimble fighter, first released in March 1916. Its excellent maneuverability made a big impact. It soon equipped all of the French fighter squadrons, served as a top British fighter for a year, and was even copied by the Germans! The sesquiplane design (a half lower wing) gave excellent climb and visibility, but was a weakness in stressful maneuvers. A favorite of aces, the Nieuport 17 was produced in France, Italy, and Russia and used by all Allied armies until late 1917.

American volunteers and French officers fought sidebyside in the Escadrille Lafayette. Cards for two of them, Raoul Lufbery and Bill Thaw, are featured in this model.

Price: 11.99
       (RRP is 14.99)