The Nieuport 28C1 significantly differed from all of its predecessors. This aircraft is still considered one the most elegant fighters of its time. It had a 160hp engine, the Gnome-Rhone Monosoupape 9N, and was armed with two Vickers guns installed on the fuselage (one in the center, one at the port side). After entering the war, the US did not have its own air force and one had to be hastily created by purchasing the necessary military equipment from its allies. In March 1918, 297 machines of the Nieuport 28C1 type were transferred to the 94th and 95th Aero Squadrons and shortly afterwards began to fight against the enemy. By the mid-1920s the Nieuport 28C1 was considered completely obsolete and machines of this type were sold to numerous air circuses and to Hollywood.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Model Master paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Nieuport 28c1, s/n 6164, 94th Aero Squadron American Expedition Force, flown by Lt. Douglas Campbell, Gengoult, France, April 1918.
- Nieuport 28c1, s/n 6164, 94th Aero Squadron American Expedition Force, flown by Major John Huffer, France, April-May 1918.
- Nieuport 28c1, s/n 6159, 94th Aero Squadron American Expedition Force, flown by Lt. Edward Rickenbacker, France, April 1918.
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Dark Grey
Matte Natural Wood
Matte US Dark Green
Matte Pale Stone