Nieuport-Delage NiD 38

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 38 was a touring aircraft built in small numbers in France in the early 1920s.[1][2] It was a single-bay biplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin for two passengers and an open cockpit for the pilot.

NiD 38
Role Touring aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Nieuport-Delage
First flight 1924
Introduction Compagnie Aérienne Française
Number built 4

The prototype was exhibited at the 1924 Salon de l'Aéronautique in Paris, and orders for four machines were placed by the airline Compagnie Aérienne Française.[2][3] Two of these had their passenger compartments replaced by mail holds, and were used on the GenevaBordeaux airmail route.[2]

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Specifications (NiD 38)Edit

Data from aviafrance.com

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 8.11 m (26 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.90 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 3.46 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 40.3 m2 (434 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 950 kg (2,090 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Ab , 130 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph, 87 kn)
  • Range: 350 km (220 mi, 190 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 698
  2. ^ a b c The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2600
  3. ^ Hartmann 2006, 21

ReferencesEdit

  • Hartmann, Gérard (2006). "Les avions Nieuport-Delage" (PDF). La Coupe Schneider et hydravions anciens/Dossiers historiques hydravions et moteurs. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing.
  • Parmentier, Bruno. "Nieuport-Delage NiD-38". Aviafrance - Un siècle d'aviation française. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.