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Gabriel and Charles Voisin built a long series of pre-war aeroplanes based on other designer's aeroplanes. Using this experience they began developing their own designs, all evolutionary refinements of their pushers of 1911-1912. Even though the pusher design was obsolete by 1917, planes by Aéroplanes Voisin (Paris) were reliable and continued in use through the end of the war, albeit in the night bomber role where their slow speed was less of a detriment.[1] Voisin aircraft are frequently known by their numeric SFA designation but also by a two or three-letter descriptive code such as 'LBP'.

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. Davilla, p.541
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.