Voisin 8

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Voisin 8
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Voisin
Introduction Nov 1916 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built ~1100 [1]
Wingspan 17.9 m (58 ft 9 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Peugeot 8Aa
Armament front flexible MG or
37mm Hotchkiss cannon
180 kg (400 lb)[1][3] of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 118 km/h (73 mph)[4] to 132 km/h (82 mph)[5]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 17:00[4]-17:20[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 32:20[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 66:00[2]
Ceiling 4,300 m (14,100 ft) [5][2]
Range 350 km (220 mi)[4]
Endurance 4:00 [5][2]

Lack of good mid-war alternatives forced French authorities to try to extend the lifetime of the Voisin 3 and Voisin 5 two-seat pushers. The 300hp Hispano-Suiza engine was desired, but shortages forced the Voisin 8 to use the 220hp Peugeot 8Aa instead. This larger and heavier engine necessitated a larger airframe. The Type 8's served from November 1916 through late 1917, when they were phased out in favor of the Voisin 10. The factory designated the Type 8 as the BN2 or the LAP, and a cannon-armed variant was also produced, the "LBP". [1]

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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16Q4-18Q3 XD B or C/B 14 10 7

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.559.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. Lamberton, p.102.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Davilla, p.561.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.21.
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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711