The small Nieuport 11 biplane was affectionately known as the "Bébé" (baby). The Nieuport was originally designed for racing; this light plane was fast and extremely maneuverable and was the first combat airplane to carry the famed "Lafayette Escadrille" into battle. Official entry into battle: 6:00 AM April 20, 1916.
80 years ago, these WWI fighters were engaged in thrilling dogfights over the Western front. Today they have a heroic niche in aviation history that has not or ever will diminish with time. Magnificent war birds of the 1914 - 1918 era. Fighters made famous by World War 1 aces like Bishop, Richthofen and Guynemer. The last word in scale realism for the super detail fan and a flying aircraft for those who build and fly. Fly with included rubber power motor or convert to electric or gas engine. These balsa airplane kits contain Laser cut balsa parts, scale WWI plastic wheels, full set of decals and vacuum formed plastic parts.
Wing Span: 24"
Balsa display model kit
Paint and glue not included