The Nieuport 24 is part of the famous line of French fighter aircraft established by Edouard de Niéuport. A preeminent Allied airplane type, the Nieuport fighters were flown by many famous aces including Mannock, Ball, Bishop, Lufbery, Nungesser, and Guynemer.
Unlike many of the models that came before it, the Type 24 was more streamlined and had a rounded fuselage instead of the slab sides seen on earlier machines. The 24s were not only used by France, but also by Russia, Belgium, Italy, and Britain. The United States purchased a number of 24s to use for flight training.