tiistai 19. toukokuuta 2015

Nieuport Delage Ni-D 62

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 62 was a French sesquiplane fighter from the early 1930s.

This machine was a descendant of a long line of Nieuport-Delage fighters that were designed and built during the years immediately after World War I. 

The Ni-D.62 was built in 1931 as a fighter for the Armée de l'Air. 

It served until the late 1930s, when it was replaced by more modern monoplane fighters. By the time of the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, all of the NiD 62s had been withdrawn from fighter escadrilles but were used as trainers in French flight schools. A few aircraft were employed as target tugs. 

After the French capitulation and German occupation of France in June 1940, the German Luftwaffe had no interest in the NiD 62s and they were scrapped. 
None survived the war.

General characteristics
Crew: one
Length: 7.63 m (25 ft 0⅓ in)
Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 4½ in)
Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10⅛ in)
Wing area: 27.41 m² (297.1 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,324 kg (2,919 lb)
Loaded weight: 1,831 kg (4,036 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 1,880 kg (4,145 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Hb liquid-cooled V12 engine, 373 kW (500 hp)
Maximum speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph) at sea level
Range: 900 km (486 nmi, 559 mi)
Service ceiling: 7,700 m (25,300 ft)
Climb to 3,000 m (9,845 ft): 5.3 min
Climb to 4,000 m (13,125 ft): 7.5 min
Armament: Guns: 2 × fixed forward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns in forward fuselage

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