Voisin 1

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Voisin 1
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Voisin
First flight 1912
Introduction Aug 1914 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 70 [note 1]
Variants Voisin 2
Wingspan 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in) [3]
Engine 70-80hp Gnome or Le Rhône rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 94 km/h (58 mph)[2][3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 28min [2]
Endurance 4:18 [2]

The 1912 Voisin 1, also known as a Type L was in service before the war began and was moved to training duties soon after the war began. [2]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. Combined Voisin 1 and Voisin 2 number.[2]
Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.96.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Davilla, p.542.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lamberton, pp.218-220.
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.