MISKO RUVIDIC COLLECTION
No. 4678. Nieuport XI
Photographed at the Museum of Yugoslav Aviation, Surcin Airport, Belgrade, Serbia, by Misko Ruvidic
10/31/2005. Remarks by Misko Ruvidic: "This French WW I fighter was famous for its advance aerodynamic qualities and manoeverability. The '1st Nieuport fighter unit' of the Serbian army was equipped with this type in the Thessalonica theatre in 1916 and Serbian pilots made their first victories in air battles in it. The exibit is a full-scale replica with original engine, propeller and machine-gun.The signs on the wings are French from WW I because Serbia had French technical education and help in the Air Force at that time."
Created October 31, 2005