J 2 - Nieuport 29C-1 (1926-1930)

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Another inheritance from the Army Aviation Company was the Nieuport 29 C-1. It was a good aircraft and had excellent flying characteristics. The speed was high for its time, 226 km/h and it managed to reach an altitude of 8 500 m. But the aircraft had a serious disadvantage. The fuselage was built of wood, and also covered with plywood. They fared badly in the Swedish climate, with its moisture and cold. In 1929, the remaining aircraft was in  too shape for its original duty. Also the Nieuports ended their days as trainers. Fore more information, see ”Early Army Aviation”.

Photo at top: Sw AF/n 611.

Photo at bottom: Sw AF/n 69 in its old marking as # 39 in the Army Aviation Company. Model by Mikael Carlson, displayed at the Flygvapenmuseum (Swedish Air Force Museum).

Length:  6,50 m. Span: 9,70 m.  Maximum take-off weight: 1.200 kg. Max. speed: 220 km/h.


For the Model Builder

Revell has made the kit of Nieuport 29C-1 (J 2) to the right. Swedish decals are not included. Catalouge number is 04189. Click on the thumbnail to see Amazon.co.uk's page for this model.

Model of Swedish Nieuport Delage 29 C-1 (J 2) at the Swedish Air Force Museum at Linköping. Photo Lars Henriksson, www.avrosys.nu

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