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Voisin Biplane
French brothers Gabriel and Charles Voisin were Europe's flrst commercial aeroplane manufacturers, making aircraft for customers as early as 1906. By 1909 the typical aircraft emerging from their Paris factory was a large pusher biplane based on the principle of the box-kite, as developed by Australian Lawrence Hargrave. Voisin biplanes had an elevator mounted on the front of the fabric-covered nacelle that housed the…