The Nieuport 10 was the first
in the long and successful series
Nieuport "V" strutters.
It was used primarily for observation,
however, many were converted to single
seat fighters by simply covering
the front cockpit, and adding an
upward firing Lewis machine gun to
the center section of the top wing.
When the Nieuport 11 (factory produced
single seat fighter) appeared at
the front, the main duty of the model
10 became that of a training machine.
There were several variants of this
basic design which were used not
only by the French, but also by the
Americans and Russians as well.