Nieuport 10 (XB): Only the Brave (IV).

Tested in early 1915, this is the very first example of the long series of famous Nieuport sesquiplanes of WW1. The prototype is seen here showing the awkward position the observed would be forced to take in combat to fire -through a cutout in the wing centre section- his Hotchkiss machine gun. That was soon changed; later Nieuports two-seaters had the crew positions reversed and a fixed Lewis was placed in the top wing.

A similar installation.

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