|Introduction||Nov 1916 |
|Number built||~1100 |
|Wingspan||17.9 m (58 ft 9 in)  to 18.2 m (59 ft 9 in)|
|Engine||220hp Peugeot 8Aa|
|Armament||front flexible MG or|
37mm Hotchkiss cannon
180 kg (400 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||118 km/h (73 mph) to 132 km/h (82 mph)|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 17:00-17:20|
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 32:20
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 66:00
|Ceiling||4,300 m (14,100 ft) |
|Range||350 km (220 mi)|
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". 
While better armed and with better performance that its predecessors, the Peugeot engine was troublesome, a problem that was addressed in the Voisin 10.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Voisin VIII.
Timeline [note 1]
|Version||Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
|LAP (Lewis)||16Q4-18Q3||XD||B (360° high)||14||10||7|
Miniatures and Models
- Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
- Davilla, p.559.
- Angelucci, p.76.
- Lamberton, p.218-220.
- Angelucci, p.68.
- Lamberton, p.102.
- Davilla, p.561.
- Munson, p.21.
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- 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. ISBN 9780900435027
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711