|Introduction||early 1918 |
|Number built||~900 |
|Wingspan||18.8 m (61 ft 8 in) |
|Engine||280-300hp Renault 12Fe|
|Armament||front flexible MG or|
37mm Hotchkiss cannon
300 kg (660 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||135 km/h (84 mph)|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 14:30-20:00|
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 26:50
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 50:00
|Range||350 km (220 mi)|
|Endurance||3:00 - 5:00 |
The French Voisin 10 was an improved variant of the Voisin 8 two-seat pusher. The predecessor's Peugeot engine was found to be unreliable, but an excellent replacement was found in the 280hp Renault 12Fe used in the Voisin 10. The improved output allowed a larger fuselage and bomb load and a larger rudder. Roughly 900 Voisin 10's were built during the war, and they were very active in 1918 with several units, most famously as night bombers. The factory designated the Type 10 as the E.54 or the LAR. A cannon armed variant, the Voisin 10 Ca2 (designation LBR) saw some action, but Voisins by this time were seen less and less in the daytime.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Voisin X.
Timeline [note 1]
|Version||Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
|LAR with Lewis gun||early18-end||XD||B (360° high)||15||14||6|
|LBR with cannon||XD||C/-||15||14||6|
Miniatures and Models
Isometric Top Views
Cannon-armed Voisin 10
- Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
- Lamberton, p.102.
- Davilla, p.563.
- Lamberton, p.218-220.
- Davilla, p.565.
- Ferry'14, p.150.
- Davilla, p.561.
- Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
- Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027