Author Topic: Nieuport 11 & 16 Pilot Boarding Step  (Read 221 times)

Offline rfindley

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Nieuport 11 & 16 Pilot Boarding Step
« on: June 30, 2022, 06:13:38 AM »
Curious about the D-Shaped boarding step on the port side.   Was that open to the interior, or did it have a cover plate that hinged inwards when the pilot placed his foot in the step or did it have a canvas/leather "pocket"?  TIA

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 16 Pilot Boarding Step
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2022, 08:28:01 AM »
I don't know about the Nieuports, but the Handley Page V/1500's rear gunners position had access steps with spring loaded flaps.

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 16 Pilot Boarding Step
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 09:08:12 AM »
If memory serves, it hinged inward. I could be wrong tho'.

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 16 Pilot Boarding Step
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 03:03:52 PM »
I wondered this myself and decided after looking at photo's that it appeared to be cut into the fuz and open (ie without a spring loaded flap) so that's the way I'm making it on the current model.  :)

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