97. Nieuport 29
THE twin-bay Nieuport 29 was designed to regain the French fighter market which,by 1917, had been lost to SPAD as a result of the dual limitations of sesquiplane wing layouts and rotary engines.Italian author and historian Gregory Alegi unravels the tangled fortunes of this elegant design along with over 70 rare archive images that pictorially present this aeroplane like never before. As well as post-war imagery, there are Doug Carrick's highly detailed 1:48 and 1:72 scale drawings,the author's colour notes,factory blueprint drawings and close -up detail photos-ten of these in full colour! Bob Pearson presents three colour profiles on the rear covers depicting examples from France,Italy and Japan. An unrivalled documentation package on this classic Nieuport.