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Old 7 November 2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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Restored Nieuport on display at Brussels Air Museum

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Today the restored original Nieuport 23 N5024 of the Belgian Aviation Militaire has been rolled out of the restoration hangar and lifted by crane to the first floor at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels to be displayed next to the Hanriot HD.1 fighter. See pictures by Christian Van Caenegem annexed. This afternoon the machine was to be assembled.





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Old 7 November 2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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Daniel- Looks beautiful. Thanks. Hopefully you can post some photos of the aircraft once it is assembled.

Only 8 years to go before the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW-I. Hopefully there will be a push to highlight WW-I aircraft in the next few years.

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Old 8 November 2006, 04:21 AM   #3
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Daniel, Very cool! Thanks for sharing
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Old 25 November 2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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Hello,
Today the restored original Nieuport 23 N5024 of the Belgian Aviation Militaire has been rolled out of the restoration hangar and lifted by crane to the first floor at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels to be displayed next to the Hanriot HD.1 fighter. See pictures by Christian Van Caenegem annexed. This afternoon the machine was to be assembled.
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Daniel,

I heard there was a special reception on thursday 23rd november 2006 to celebrate the restauration of this Nieuport. Are there any full assembled pictured available of this Nieuport?

The machine is given as a Nieuport 23, while in 1964 in an article in the magazine Air Pictorial it was given by the writer Guy Destrebecq as a Nieuport 17 C1.

Can you elaborate on this? I think during the restauration all sorts of details have come on the surface including model stamps on parts etc.

Hope you can give some information and pictures.

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Old 25 November 2006, 05:51 AM   #5
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Following the link:

"The Nieuport 23 was a development of the Nieuport 17, in every way identical except it was slightly heavier and powered by a Le Rhone rotary engine of 120hp. Aviation Militaire units often used a mix of Nieuport 23, 17 and 11's"

(http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigato...uport17_23.htm)

Perhaps there is a different engine mounted, so they can see the plane as a 17 or 23 as desired
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Old 25 November 2006, 06:23 AM   #6
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The Nie 23 is a developement of the Nie 17,ok but they are different by the motor more powerful and much heavy but don't forget the position of the vickers on the starboard side(other synchronization system than the 17) on the front fuselage and the opening fixation of the cowling are not typical for a Nie17 but goog for a Ni 23,and the Bruxelles nieuport have all this caracteristique. sorry for my bad english regards from belgium,Théo

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Old 25 November 2006, 06:29 AM   #7
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The Nie 23 is a development of the Nie 17,ok but they are different by the motor more powerful and much heavy but don't forget the position of the vickers on the starboard side(other synchronization system than the 17) on the front fuselage and the opening fixation of the cowling are not identical,and the Bruxelles nieuport have all this caracteristique.
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Old 25 November 2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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I confirm that the Nieuport of the Brussels Air museum is well a Nieuport 23.

Here is a photo of the assembled aircraft I've taken on 18th of november:



Please note that the pic is copyrighted (myself).

A lot of other pictures will be put on the site of our friend Edmond Thieffry soon; he will keep you posted of course.

Greetings from our little corner of Europe,

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Any pics of the sexy little Hanriot in the background?
My favorite machine from the Entente side!
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Toxisch,
Thanks for the update and pictures. Beautiful!
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