The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Demon's Souls
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Battlelore: Command
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
SUPERHOT
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection
Steam: Rails To Riches
Planescape: Torment
Dead Space
Phantasmagoria
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Zulus on the Ramparts!
Lords of Waterdeep
Darkest Dungeon
Titan Souls
Mordheim: City of the Damned
Wars and Battles
Her Story
Titanfall 2
Overwatch
Mass Effect 2
Halo 3: ODST
Final Fantasy VII
Advance Wars
Super Mario Kart
Atari 2600
Metal Gear Solid
Deus Ex
Red Dead Redemption
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Tomb Raider II
H.E.R.O.
Neverwinter Nights Diamond
King's Bounty: The Legend
Forza Motorsport 3
Samorost 2
Portal 2
1830: Railroads & Robber Barons
Star Wars: Rebellion
Balance of Power
Toy Story 3
R.U.S.E.
Catherine
Zen Bound 2
Requiem - An RPG Geek Adventure Across Space and Time
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Triggerheart Exelica
Terraria
Pinball FX 2
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters: 67.3

4,711 Supporters

$15 min for supporter badge & GeekGold bonus
29.7% of Goal | 28 Days Left

Support:

Information
Primary Name
Nieuport 28
Alternate Names
Nieuport 28.C1
Category
Vehicle / Mount
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 11653
Description Edit | History

The Nieuport 28 (N.28C-1) was a French biplane fighter aircraft flown during World War I, built by Nieuport and designed by Gustave Delage. Its principal claim to fame is that it was the first aircraft to see service with an American fighter squadron.

By early 1918, when the first production Nieuport 28s became available, the type was already "surplus" from the French point of view. The SPAD S.XIII was a superior aircraft in most respects, and was in any case firmly established as the standard French fighter.

On the other hand, the United States Army Air Service was desperately short of fighters to equip its projected "pursuit" (fighter) squadrons. The SPAD was initially unavailable due to a shortage of engines and the Nieuport was offered to, and perforce accepted by, the American Expeditionary Force (AEF), as an interim alternative. A total of 297 Nieuport 28s were purchased by the Americans, and they were used to equip the very first American fighter squadrons, starting in March 1918.

On the whole the type was not a success. Although very maneuverable and easy to fly, its performance turned out to be mediocre and its engine unreliable. More seriously, the mixed plywood/fabric skinning of the wings proved problematic - with the fabric tending to become detached from the plywood leading section. Although a solution to this problem was speedily found, the operational Nieuports in American service were replaced with SPADs as soon as sufficient numbers of the latter became available. This process was complete by the end of July 1918.

Source: Wikipedia, "Nieuport 28", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

As Described In

Red Baron: The Nieuport 28 was a mediocre fighter that the French passed off to the nascent American pursuit squadrons in early 1918.

Character Versions
Pg. 1
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Red Baron 3-D
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Red Baron II
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Red Baron Mission Builder
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Eagles
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Flying Corps Gold
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Flying Corps
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nieuport 28.C1
Nieuport 28.C1
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War
View
Corrections
Link Image
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Linked Items Relationship: Appears In
Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1983-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1996-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1997-00-00
Rank 2386
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 7.72
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 19
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 6
Release Date 1998-10-31
Rank 1824
Num Ratings 15
Average Rating 7.53
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 22
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 5
Release Date 1997-10-30
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 8.33
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 9
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 3
Release Date 1992-00-00
Rank 3807
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 3.50
Num Owned 24
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 4
Release Date 2009-06-29
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.