Breguet 5

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Breguet 5
Breguet-Michelin BM-6.jpg
Role Bomber/Ground Attack
Manufacturer Breguet
Introduction late 1915
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ~200 [1]
Variants Breguet 6, Breguet 9, Breguet 12
Wingspan 17.6 m (57 ft 9 in) [2][3]
Engine 220hp Renault 12Fb
Armament 37mm cannon or
20×54 kg (120 lb) bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 131 km/h (81 mph)[4] to 138 km/h (86 mph)[5] to 142 km/h (88 mph)[2][3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:30 [4][2]
Ceiling 4,300 m (14,100 ft)[4][5][2][3]
Range 700 km (430 mi) [5][2][3]

The Breguet 5 was a cannon-armed version of the Breguet-Michelin bombers intended for escort, intercepting of enemy fighters, and ground attack. Two hundred were built before it was realized they were even slower than the bombers and useless in fighter combat. Some were converted to bombing or ground attack duty. Variants include the Breguet 6, Breguet 9, and Breguet 12.

The RNAS purchased fifty-nine and assigned them to Wings 3 and 5, where one assumes their service lifetime was brief. [1]

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

Timeline [note 1] [note 2]

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q1-17Q2 Y -/B or -/C 13 10 7
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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

References

Notes
  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
  2. Usage chart combines Breguet BM2-5 and related planes, since escadrilles had a mix of types.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.95.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Angelucci, p.68.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Davilla, p.96.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.19.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711