Wings of the Great War Display Model
Nieuport 28C-1 – 1st Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, 95th Aero Squadron, U.S. Air Service (USAS), American Expeditionary Force, July 14, 1918, World War I
1:72 Scale. Length: 3.5”. Wingspan: 4.5"
Limited Edition of 720 Models Worldwide
In June 1918, 1st Lt. Quentin Roosevelt (son of U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt) was put in charge of ‘C’ flight after flight leader Taylor was injured in a crash. Roosevelt flew a replacement for Taylor’s “Black 14”. He is credited with destroying a Fokker in July, but was killed a few days later, possibly by German pilot Uffz Carl Emil Graper of Jasta 50.Detailed airframe with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Adjustable display stand
Model information card
The Nieuport 28 was a French biplane fighter used during World War I. It was first flown in June 1917 and entered operational service in early 1918. Redesigned from the successful Nieuport 17, the 28 was lightweight and highly maneuverable, making it a worthy adversary for the latest German aircraft of the time. It had a more powerful engine, twin machine guns and a new wing structure.
A total of 297 Nieuport 28Cs were acquired by the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) with the 94th and 95th Aero Squadrons receiving the initial allotment starting in March of 1918. In all, four AEF aero squadrons: the 27th, 94th, 95th and 147th flew Nieuport 28Cs operationally for various periods between March and August 1918.
Wings of the Great War is a series of limited edition 1/72 models of World War I aircraft. These historically accurate hand-cast resin models are crafted using the specifications of the original aircraft. They include an exclusive stand with an articulating mount that allows you to pivot the model in virtually any direction or angle.
This model of a Nieuport 28C.1 features:
Category: Wings of the Great War 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14