Breguet 12

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Breguet 12
Role Bomber/Ground Attack
Manufacturer Breguet
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 50 [1]
Developed from Breguet 5
Variants Breguet 6, Breguet 9, Breguet 12
Engine 225hp Salmson A9 radial
Armament 37mm cannon or
20×120lb bombs

After it became glaringly obvious in 1916 that the Breguet bombers were not suited to daylight bombing, Breguet 5 escorts were converted for night use and redesignated the Breguet 12. Remarkably, at least one lasted at the front until mid 1917. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Breguet Bre.5.

Miniatures and Models

A Breguet 5 makes a good substitute.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.95.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.