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The Voisin Type 8 was specifically designed as a bomber and manufactured 1916-1918. A three bay biplane, the wings are of mixed steel and wood construction, with fabric covering, and four wheel undercarriage. The cockpit nacelle is steel framed. Ailerons are on all four wings and the tail unit, consisting of rudder and elevators only, are carried on open steel booms.
 
The Peugeot engine drives a two blade pusher propeller. Fuel is held in streamlined tanks under the top wing. One or two machine-guns are mounted in the front cockpit and up to 396 lb of bombs.
 
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Voisin 8
 
When manufactured in February 1916, it was equipped as a night bomber, with internal bomb racks, cockpit lights, and provision for landing lights.
 
Continuous development, and the use of increasingly powerful engines, enabled it to remain in service throughout the war. The original version, the Type L, had a 70 hp Gnome engine and was unarmed.
 
The Voisin Type 8 entered service with French night bombing squadrons in November 1916.
 
Development was directed along two lines, producing night bomber and ‘Avion Canon’ versions. The latter mounting a 37mm or 47mm gun for use against ground targets.
 
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Avion de Bombardement
 
The final version was the Type 10, with a 300 hp Renault engine and bombload of 600 lb.
 
A total of 1100 were built, mainly for us as bombers.
 
Type L
Engine: Gnome, 70 hp
 
Voisin 5 LAS Canon
Engine: Salmson R9, 138 hp
Length: 31.824 ft / 9.7 m
Height: 9.514 ft / 2.9 m
Wingspan: 44.291 ft / 13.5 m
Wing area: 339.819 sqft / 31.570 sq.m
Max take off weight: 2513.7 lb / 1140.0 kg
Weight empty: 1719.9 lb / 780.0 kg
Payload: 793.8 lb / 360.0 kg
Max. speed: 65 kts / 120 km/h
Initial climb rate: 285.43 ft/min / 1.45 m/s
Service ceiling: 13123 ft / 4000 m
Wing load: 7.38 lbs/sq.ft / 36.00 kg/sq.m
Range: 216 nm / 400 km
Endurance: 4 h
Crew: 2
 
Voisin 8
Engine: Peugeot 8Aa, 220 hp
Wingspan: 18.0 m (59 ft)
Length: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Height: 4.0 m (13 ft)
Weight: Empty, 1,310 kg (2,888 lb)
Gross, 1860 kg (4,101 lb)
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Seats: 2

Voisin 8
Engine: Peugeot 8Aa, 220 hp
Wingspan: 61 ft 8 in
Length: 36 ft 2 in
Height: 11 ft 6 in
Empty weight: 2893 lb
MTOW: 4103 lb
Max speed: 75 mph at 6000 ft
Service ceiling: 14,100 ft
Endurance: 4 hr
 
Type 10
Engine: 300 hp Renault
Bombload: 600 lb
 
 

 

 

 


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