The Nieuport 17 reached the French front in March 1916. It was also ordered by the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service as it was superior to any British fighter at that time. The Germans supplied captured examples to several of their aircraft manufacturers for them to copy.
"I've always been fond of this plane and it was one of the more enjoyable and colorful models to develop. The Nieuport 17 was a Model A Ford of the skies, if you will. However the two very different machine guns and round cowling required some new intricate paper construction manipulations. Its unique boat-like rudder was a challenge to get just right. It was my pleasure to add the name and personal emblem of the famous French Ace Lt. Georges Guynemer to the cockpit." -Huntly
Paper airplane wingspan is 6-7/8 inch.
This paper airplane kit contains construction sheets and assembly instructions.