Today in History – June 26, 1911 – The Nieuport II sets record speed of 83mph

26 June 1911 – Nieuport, later Nieuport-Delage, was a French airplane company that primarily built racing aircraft before World War I and fighter aircraft during World War I and between the wars. (1)

The Nieuport II was a mid-wing monoplane racing or sport aircraft built by the Société Anonyme des Établissements Nieuport between 1910 and 1914 and was noted for its high performance using a small twin-cylinder engine, and winning many races, primarily in France before being used as a trainer during World War I by French flying schools.

Source: Wikipedia

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