The Nieuport 17 was first built in 1916 and was one of the most widely flown fighter aircraft of the First World War. The Swiss Air Force was able to acquire five of these powerful fighter aircraft in June 1917 to reinforce its fleet.
Firebird taxiing out at Aero India 2017 as Gp. Capt. C. Subramaniam takes HAL’s new HTT-40 for a flight. The Phoenix painted under the cockpit represents a resurgence of HAL’s trainer program, which ended with its HPT-32.