WOW126 Nieuport 11 ‘Bebe’
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WOW 126; The Nieuport 11 ‘Bebe’ was a French WW1 single seat fighter aircraft designed by Gustav Delage, it was an improved version of the two seat Nieuport 10. The Sesquiplane design, in which the lower wing is less than half the area of the upper, provided excellent maneuverability and was powered initially by a LeRhone 9C rotary engine. With its forward firing Lewis gun mounted atop, the ‘Bebe’ became the scourge of the Fokker Eindeckers, driving them from the skies of the Western Front in early 1916. At the battle of Verdun in February 1916, eleven Escadrilles of Nieuport 11’s provided superior French aerial support against the Germans, every French ace of WW1 flew the Nieuport 11 until it was replaced by the Nieuport 17. Several thousand Nieuport 11’s were built by the French with another 500 Nieuports being manufactured under license in Italy, some 200 also being manufactured in Russia where they flew as late as 1922. Our ‘Bebe’ is one flown by French Pilot Count de Plandes Sieyes de Veynes of Escadrille 26 and comes in an attractive two tone green camouflage scheme. Limited to 5 worldwide and comes with ‘The Poet’ figure as per the photos.