Here it is... 

The Taube
i.e.
"The Dove of War"
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A captured Taube is displayed in Paris during the war.

The Honest To God basis and inspiration for the Taube wing was the "flying seed" from the common tree. I've cut the seed pod from two of them in two and put the together in the image below.. Scary ain't it?

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From the January 1918 issue of National Geographic came this photo sent to me by Butch Witlock, a fellow Nieuport builder.

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