The Nieuport 15 was the second attempt by the company to produce a bomber. Significantly larger than the first attempt, the Nieuport 14, the stretched Nieuport 15 was fitted with an all-new wing and a larger tail plane. Initially powered by a 220 hp Renault in-line engine the prototype appeared in the summer of 1916, while in September 100 were ordered for use by the RNAS and the French AS.
However, the type was rejected by the STAé (Services techniques de l’Aéronautique, aeronautics engineering services) as "not confirm the required mission", and subsequently the orders were cancelled in January 1917.
Span: 55 ft 9.3 in (17.00 m)
Wing area: 515.05 sq.ft (47.85 sq.m)
Weight empty: 2,932 lb (1,330 kg)
MTOW: 4,189 lb (1,900 kg)
Max speed: 96 mph (155 kmh)
Ceiling: 13,123 ft (4,000 m)
Endurance: 3 hours