Glencoe WWI Nieuport 28C.1 Eddie Rickenbacker fighter aircraft model kit 1/48Glencoe
The Nieuport 28 was designed on the experience gained with the Nieuport 27. The aircraft retained the round cross-section fuselage that was tapered at the tail, but received new wings that were braced with parallel struts replacing the Vee-type of earlier designs. Power was from a 160 horsepower Gnome Monosupape rotary engine and the aircraft was armed with a pair of synchronized Vickers machine guns.
Nearly all of these aircraft were assigned to the new American Expeditionary Force (AEF) squadrons, making the Nieuport 28 the US's first fighter aircraft. 298 of these aircraft were delivered to the AEF, and first combat was 14 April 1918 when aircraft of the 94th Aero Squadron shot down two German aircraft.
Re-issue of the classic Aurora kit
Includes seperate engine assembly, detailed cockpit, very good surface detail, pilot and ground crew figures, diorama base
markings for seven different aircraft:
- USAF Museum replica of #16, 95 Aero Sqn
- #2, 95 Aero Sqn, Raoul Lufbery
- #5, 95 Aero Sqn, Wentworth
- #10, 147 Aero Sqn, Ralph O'Neal
- #10, 94 Aero Sqn, Douglas Campbell
- #16, 94 Aero Sqn, Eddie Rickenbacker
- #1, 94 Aero Sqn, Eddie Rickenbacker