Voisin 7

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Voisin 7
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Voisin
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1912.svg Serbia
Number built ~100 [1]
Engine 180hp Renault 8G
Armament front flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 112 km/h (70 mph) [1]
Climb 2000m in 18:30 [1]
Endurance 2:20 [1]

The need for a larger Voisin aeroplane capable of carrying more load led to the Voisin 7, which used the 180hp Renault 8G engine on all operation aircraft. The wingspan was enlarged and detachable fuel tanks were carried, ready to be jettisoned in case of a fire. Even taking into account the new engine, the Voisin 7 was underpowered and was only used by army cooperation escadrilles. Serbia acquired some Voisin 7s when one unit was turned over to their air force in 1917. [1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Davilla, p.557.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.