Nieuport 28Item Number: 1382
Nieuport 28 model airplane. Rejected by the French and British air services, the Nieuport 28 was the first biplane fighter received in large numbers by squadrons of the United States Air Service. A favorite with aces like Harold Hartney, it was fast and maneuverable but had a tendency to shed its upper wing fabric if its pilot pulled out of a steep dive too quickly. The Nieuport 28 was replaced by the less maneuverable SPAD S.XIII.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/20. Wingspan 16 inches, Length 12 3/4 inches.