Sunday, April 29, 2012

ANZAC WW1 Airshow at Masterton : Nieuport 11 Bede

A perennial favourite of mine is the Nieuport 11 Bede. I'm not sure exactly what it i - it puts on a good display of course, but maybe it's a paint job... maybe that monkey reminds me of some people I know! If you recognise anyone, feel free to leave a comment... :-)

The Nieuport's engine, in common with many engines of the era, is a rotary engine, in which the entire engine rotates. The gyroscopic forces must be interesting to content with...

Also, if you look at the first picture vs the others, you get an idea of the weather for the day... grey, dull and raining for a while, but clear for most of the day.

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