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No. 9305. Descamps 27
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 1068 via Eileen Willie

Descamps 27

10/31/2009. In 1918 Elisée Alfred Descamps designed this single-seat fighter that was constructed by the Société Anonyme des Aéroplanes G. Voisin, and first flew on September 20, 1918.

Powerplant was a 300 hp Hispano-Suiza 8Fb eight-cylinder water-cooled engine, a radiator flanked the cockpit on each side. It carried two synchronized 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers guns. It featured pronounced forward sweep of the lower wing to improve the forward and downward view of the pilot.

Despite good performance during official trials, in the summer of 1919, choice fell on the similarly-powered Nieuport 29 and further development of the Descamps 27 was abandoned. The fate of the aircraft is unknown.

Created October 31, 2009