Breguet-Michelin BUM

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Breguet BUM
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Breguet
Introduction 1915
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 50 [1]
Variants Breguet-Michelin BLM
Engine 200hp Canton-Unné
Armament front flexible Hotchkiss or Lewis
455kg of bombs

The Michelin brothers volunteered to build copies of the Breguet BU3 prototype, but they envisioned the plane would serve better as a bomber than a fighter. Fifty were built with the 200hp Canton-Unné engine and designed the Breguet-Michelin BUM (aka the BM10). "BUM" stands for "Pusher, Canton-Unné, Michelin". They served in 1915-1916 with the similar Breguet-Michelin BLM and the Breguet-Michelin 4 in some of the earliest dedicated bombing units.


  1. Davilla, p.88.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.