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 side–by–side in the “Escadrille Lafayette.” Cards for two of them, Raoul Lufbery and Bill Thaw, are featured in this model.
One 1/144 scale model
Flight stand with game stats
Box Size: 3.54 x 3.94 x 1.97 in (9 x 10 x 5 cm)
Box Weight: ~ 3.5 oz (0.1 kg)
Designed to be used with the popular air combat game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, each WW1 Wings of Glory® Airplane Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW1 Wings of Glory game product. In each pack you will find all you need to play with the airplane: a special base with gaming stats, a variable altitude flying stand, and a specific deck of maneuver cards.