The small Nieuport 11 biplane was affectionately known as the “Bébé” (baby). The Nieuport was originally designed for racing; this light plane was fast and extremely maneuverable and was the first combat airplane to carry the famed “Lafayette Escadrille” into battle. Official entry into battle: 6:00 AM April 20, 1916.
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