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A transitional pursuit plane developed in single-seat and two-seater version.
 
Units
French Air Service: N48
Imperial Russian Air Service: 3rd Corps Detachment
Royal Flying Corps: 46
Royal Naval Air Service: 2 Wing
 
Nieuport 12 Specifications
Country: France
Manufacturer: Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Nieuport
Type: Fighter/Reconnaisance
First Introduced: 1915
Number Built:
Engine: Clerget 9B rotary, 9 cylinder, air cooled
Wing Span: 29 ft 7½ in (9.03 m)
Length: 23 ft 6 in (7.3 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.67 m)
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 2,028 lb (920 kg)
Max Speed: 98 mph (155 km/h) at sea level
Ceiling: 15,420 ft (4,700 m)
Endurance: 2¾ hours
Crew: 1 - 2
Armament: 1 - 2 machine guns mounted on the upper wing
 
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