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The Nieuport 23 was basically a Nieuport 17 with a larger engine. The The United States purchased fifty of these aircraft for use as advanced trainers.
 
Units
Belgian Aviation Militaire: 1, 5
French Air Service:  
Royal Flying Corps: 1, 29, 40, 60
 
Nieuport 23 Specifications
Country: France
Manufacturer: Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Nieuport
Type: Fighter
First Introduced:
Number Built:
Engine(s): Le Rhône 9Jb, 9 cylinder, rotary, 120 hp
Wing Span: 26 ft 11 in (8.22 m)
Length: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
Height: 7 ft 10 in
Empty Weight: 827 lb (376 kg)
Gross Weight: 1246 lb (565 kg)
Max Speed: 110 mph (177 km/h)
Ceiling: 17,388 ft (5,300 m)
Endurance: 2 hours
Crew: 1
Armament: 1 Lewis .303 machine gun and/or
1 Vickers .303 machine gun
 
Nieuport 23 Aces (8)
1 Canada Bishop, William Avery 35
2 Australia Shepherd, Alfred Seymour 10
3 England Fullard, Philip Fletcher 7
4 England Wood, Walter Bertram 7
5 Scotland Campbell, William Charles 6
6 England Barlow, John Lancashire 3
7 England Jenkin, Louis Fleeming 1
8 England Mannock, Edward Corringham
 
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Nieuport 23 Books
Nieuport Aircraft of World War One (Vintage Warbirds, No 10)
J.M. Bruce / Paperback / Arms & Armour 1989
Nieuports in Action
J.M. Bruce / Paperback / Arms & Armour 1989
 
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