L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Seventeen-Meter: With increased wingspan the Type Militaire became known as the Seventeen-Meter. Some 47 were built.
(Span: 17 m; length: 11.5 m; empty weight: 970 kg; 70 hp Renault)
A revised version with shorter fuselage with a mica window in the nacelle floor, and a 4-wheel undercarriage, was tested in 1911, and in development it introduced the L-Series which served through World War I in various forms.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913
VOISIN. Voisin Aeroplanes, Boulevard Gambetta, Issy le Molineux, (Seine). School: Mourmelon. Capital 1,000,000 francs. The oldest aeroplane firm in the world, founded by the Brothers Voisin in 1905. (See past editions).
Latest models are:
Model and date. biplane. Hydro-biplane. biplane.
Model 1912. Model 1912. Model 1913.
Length......feet(m.) 37? (11.50) 36 (11) 32? (10)
Span........feet(m.) 55? (17) 43? (13.50) 45-1/3 (13.80)
Area....sq.feet(m?.) 387 (36) 376 (35) 398 (37)
total....lbs.(kgs) 1367 (620) 1212 (550) 1102 (500)
useful...lbs.(kgs) 772 (350) 661 (300) 794 (360)
Motor..........h.p. 70 Renault 100 Gnome 80 Gnome
max....m.p.h.(km.) 62 (100) 62 (100) 65 (105)
min....m.p.h.(km.) ... ... ...
during 1912 47 8 ...
Flight, September 30, 1911.
FOREIGN AVIATION NEWS.
New Passenger Height Record.
AFTER spending a couple of days at Issy practising for the event, Mahieu, on the 22nd inst., succeeded in beating the passenger height record, carrying his friend, M. Fay, to a height of 2,460 metres in 55 mins. He then descended to about 1,500 metres, and passed over Choisy and the environs of Paris before landing again at Issy. He was flying one of the new Voisin military machines. The old record was Montalent's 2,250 metres made at Brooklands.
Mahieu Flying Home.
AFTER improving on the passenger height record, Mahieu decided to fly back on his Voisin machine to his chateau between Lille and Ypres. He left Issy on Saturday afternoon, and landed at Douai owing to the darkness at half past six, his flight having taken an hour and a quarter.