French Voisin VIII in Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air

     

French Voisin VIII in Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air

This French Voisin VIII was one of the world's first bombers, although not a very effective one. The pilot aimed with a crude bombsight through glass panels in the nose, then released the bombs from small trap doors in the fuselage floor.

Image Number: 2000-10911
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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