Someone was asking about the 1/48 scale High Tech kit's engine. I believe he said there was a parts breakdown sketch a la Hasegawa in his kit and it showed an alternate engine crossed out. I didn't get anything like that in my kit but some research shows that while the Voisin 10 used a V-12 engine, the earlier Voisin 8 used a "straight 6" type engine. Otherwise they were very similar aircraft. The aircraft re-built by the National Air & Space Museum is a Voisin 8 I believe. Overall aluminum dope finish with the squadron marking of a winged devil carrying a bomb on the nose. This was an observation machine as opposed to the Voisin 10 which was a bomber. If the instructions are as described it probably indicates that there will be a release with a different engine to make a Voisin 8 in the future.
18 years ago