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Old 29 March 2024, 08:35 AM   #1
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Nieuport Nightjar?

Hello folks, can anyone help with Serial numbers for the 22 Nightjars that were in service? Thanks for your consideration.
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I have H8535 and H8536 converted from Nighthawks to Nightjars in the allocated serial range H8513 to H8662. Up to H8553 confirmed as built in this series.

All a bit confusing, as it seems these numbers were initially ordered as Sopwith Snipes from the Nieuport and General Aircraft Co. H8539 was allocated to a Mars X and H8544 to a Mars VI.

This info from "British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1971" by Bruce Robertson.
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Old 29 March 2024, 12:52 PM   #3
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Nieuport Nightjar

Thanks for that Mastiff, much appreciated.
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Old 30 March 2024, 11:01 AM   #4
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Looks like J6931 to J6941 were converted from Nighthawk to Nightjar as well.
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Nightjar

I found a list of all the Nighthawks converted to Nightjars. It seems not many were in service.
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Looks like the J series are converted to Mars X.
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