Nieuport 24

(Replica 2012 m. 1:1)

Year of the build: 2010
Aircraft: Nieuport 24 Replica
Engine: Subaru
Registration: LY-BBI
Pilot: Algirdas Telšinskas

Niuport .pdf


The Nieuport 24 is a World War I French frontline fighter aircraft designed by Gustave Delage as a development of the successful Nieuport 17. Its small size, relatively light weight and small engine gave it a significant maneuverability advantage in a dog fight. There were 310 Nieuport aircraft in service in French army in 1917-1918.

Some N24s were exported to Russian Empire, and later briefly produced under license in Moscow by company Dux. After the Soviet revolution Dux was nationalized and became ГАЗ No 1, and continued production until 1923.

An American aircraft manufacturer Walter Redfern, which specialized in the design and provision of plans for homebuilt aircraft, designed and produced a replica, called Redfern Nieuport 17/24. The plans were available to buy until Walter’s death in 1996.

General characteristics

  • Built by: Algirdas Telšinskas and Ramūnas Jurkštas
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.82 m
  • Height: 2.20 m
  • Upper wingspan: 7.40 m
  • Upper wing area: 12.46 m 2
  • Empty weight: 245 kg
  • Gross weight: 350 kg
  • Takeoff speed: 115 km/h
  • Cruising speed: 125 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h
  • Range: 260 km
  • Fuel tank: 30 l
  • Engine: Subaru EA-82, 1,791cc
  • Engine power: 95 bhp (70 kW)
  • General Data:
  • Designer: Gustave Delage
  • First flight: 1917
  • Original powerplant: Le Rhône 9Ja
  • or Le Rhône 9Jb rotary engine
  • Other names:
  • Dux Nieuport 24bis
  • Nakajima Ko 3