[WWI] voisin 10 LAR and LAS differences
lance.krieg at amerus.com
Wed Feb 9 11:48:02 EST 2005
"What are the major differences between the two versions?"
I just did some poking around on this myself, as it is a confusing
subject and is compounded by the fact that the kit is a bombing version,
while the restoration is a cannon-armed variant. This difference is
profound in the layout of the crew area, and includes the reversal of
the pilot's and gunner's position, IIRC.
Perhaps a better source of documentation is the Voisin VIII in
Washington, which is very similar to the X except for the engine and
some tail changes, and so bears a close resemblence to the Hi-Tech kit.
The LAS/LAR/LAP/etc designations are, as far as I know, Voisin's
nomenclature as opposed to the Aviation Militaire's. I recall the
Voisin LAS to be a Type III, a much earlier development and extant today
as a restoration in LeBourget and an unrestored nacelle in Brussels.
Anyone got more details on thes naming conventions? I'd like to hear
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