Identification Longshot and Talking Point 2022

  Brumas2 21:17 03 Aug 2018
Answered

Good Evening All

This is one of two aircraft I shall be putting on tonight and those of a nervous disposition should be warned that in this one the plane has crashed and the pilot’s body is shown but not in closeup.

Can anyone identify what type of aircraft it is?

  Aitchbee 21:29 03 Aug 2018

I don't know the answer but why make it easy for the enemy by having a ruddy great Target painted on the outside of your warplane?

  john bunyan 21:38 03 Aug 2018

To stop your own side shooting at you!

  Aitchbee 21:41 03 Aug 2018

jb, thanks.

  john bunyan 21:51 03 Aug 2018

The tailplane does not look like a Sopwith Pup or Camel

  Belatucadrus 23:47 03 Aug 2018
Answer

Looks like a sesquiplane and that would make it a Nieuport fighter, there doesn't appear to be a faired in pilots headrest, so I think it's a model 11.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:41 07 Aug 2018

Possibly a 17 withe the shape of the rudders

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  Brumas2 22:01 07 Aug 2018

Belatucadrus & Fruit Bat /\0/\. I'm pretty certain it is a Nieuport fighter, we will never be able to really tell because it is pretty well wrecked! Well Done both.

  Belatucadrus 09:01 08 Aug 2018

From Model 16 on Nieuports had a headrest which is absent in the photo, so I'll stick with Model 11.

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  john bunyan 09:14 08 Aug 2018

Good find, both. The shape of the tailplane / rudder was the key.

  Brumas 09:16 08 Aug 2018

Belatucadrus, duly bookmarked for later perusal, thanks.

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