Nieuport Delage of the family Nid 62 have been built since the
date of the first flight on 1930 . They are divided into :
- 25 Nieuport-Delage NiD
Nieuport-Delage Nid 62 C1
Nieuport-Delage NiD 72
Nieuport-Delage NiD 626
date, out of the
, 38 are
listed in the list below :
622 descends in a straight line from the Nieuport NiD 42, the
design of which dates back to 1927. The latter have a big defects
in stability which were corrected in part by an increase in the
surface of the horizontal stabilizer and the rudder. The machine
is more stable, but performance remains very perfectible.
commissioned a first batch of 25 machines in January 1928. Under
the designation of NiD 62 C1, followed by 100 additional exemplaries
in October 1928. Although exceeded by the aircrafts of the new
program C1 of 1928, 140 NiD 62 are still ordered for the Military
Air Force (Future Air Force), and 50 for the future Naval Aviation.
62, despite the modifications, remained centered too rear, and
caused several accidents. To solve these problems, the surface
of the Upper Wing is reduced, and a new lighter engine, the Hispano
suiza 12 Md was mounted on the cell which becomes the NiD 622.
350 NiD 622 will be ordered and delivered between 1931 and 1935
version, the NiD 629 is equipped with the engine Hispano Suiza
12 Mdsh with compressor, which did not prevent it from being surpassed
by aircrafts in service within the Air Force, such as the Morane-Saulnier
MS225 or the Dewoitine D500 faster of nearly 100 Km / h.
the 233 Nieuport-Delage NiD 62, 622 or 629 were gradually withdrawn
from service. 84 of them are assigned to the Regional Air Defense
Light Groups (GARALD), the others being distributed in the Fighter
At the mobilization
in August 1939, 107 exemplaries are still present in the Regional
Squadrons of Fighter (ERC) which replaced the GARALD. However,
they are replaced rapidly by D501, then by "modern" single-engine,
Bloch 152 or MS406, when these ERCs give birth to the GC. In addition,
some forty machines are still present in North Africa.
are permanently removed from combat units and will only be used
in schools or as liaison units. At the Armistice, 17 Nieuport
Delage will be counted, and all will be scrapped soon after.