Fullofit, the N. 16 is actually worse than the N.11. It was a failed experiment with a more powerful and heavier engine that resulted in rather poor flight characteristics. It's still better than the Eindecker though!
The Nupe 17, on the other hand, is a killer machine when it comes into service in the summer of 1916.
"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."
James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps