Breguet 16

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Breguet 16
Breguet Bre.16Bn.2 Patria.jpg
Role Night Bomber
Manufacturer Breguet
Designer Louis Breguet
First flight June 1918 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 200[note 1]
Developed from Breguet 14
Wingspan 16.9 m (55 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 300hp Renault 12Fe
Armament fixed, sync. Vickers and
2×flexible rear Lewis
490 kg (1,080 lb) of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[1][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:35[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 21:54[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 51:10[1]
Ceiling 4,600 m (15,100 ft)[1][2]
Range 900 km (560 mi)[1]
Endurance 4:00[2]

The Breguet 16 was a Breguet 14 modified for use as a night bomber with wider wings. It saw testing in summer of 1918 and a couple were sent to the front for evaluation, but main production was too late for active service during World War I. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Breguet 16.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. Though only two saw service evaluation
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davilla, p.126.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.