The Nieuport 17 is a French mixed fighter aircraft from the First World War. The flight of the prototype took place in January 1916, and two months later the machine entered service. Le Rhone 9J engine with 110 HP was used as the drive. He was the successor of the Nieuport 11 aircraft and had great performances for its time, especially its rate of climb. At the same time, however, due to the delicacy of the structure, low overall strength of the airframe, the plane was difficult to pilot and did not forgive the pilot's mistakes. It was produced on a large scale and remained the main fighter plane of the French Army until the end of World War I. Many Allied fighter aces flew on it, including Billy Bishop or Albert Ball. Technical data: length: 5.8 m, wingspan: 8.16 m, height: 2.4 m, maximum speed: 177 km / h, rate of climb: 4.3 m / s, maximum ceiling 5300m, armament: fixed - 1 Vickers or Lewis machine gun, suspended - up to 8 Le Prieur rockets.