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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