Nieuport 16 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1916
Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Nieuport - France / Dux - Russian Empire
Production Total: 500
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 18.54 feet (5.65 meters)
Overall Width: 24.67 feet (7.52 meters)
Overall Height: 7.87 feet (2.40 meters)
Weight (Empty): 827 lb (375 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,213 lb (550 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Le Rhone 9J rotary engine developing 110 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 103 mph (165 kph; 89 knots)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm Lewis Gun on upper wing assembly
1 x 7.7mm machine gun over nose synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades (Alkan interrupter gear fitted).
8 x Le Prieur aerial rockets fitted in two banks of four rockets at each V-strut.
Global Operators / Customers
Belgium; France; Kingdom of Italy; United Kingdom; Imperial Russia
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Nie 16 - Base Series Designation