Voisin 2

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Voisin 2
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Voisin
First flight 1913
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built 70 [note 1]
Engine 70hp Gnome 7A rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 94 km/h (58 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 13min[2]
2000m in 28min [1]
Ceiling 2,800 m (9,190 ft) [2]
Endurance 4:00 [2]

The 1913 Voisin 2, also known as a Type L, was in service before the war began. They served briefly in a reconnaissance role before being replaced by the Voisin 3. [1]

Dux built Voisin L's for Russia using the 130hp Salmson radial engine, with gun positions to fire over the pilot's head and also over the top wing to the rear. [3]


  1. Combined Voisin 1 and Voisin 2 number.[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.542.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Durkota, p.357.
  3. Durkota, p.352.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4