Levy-Besson "Alerte" Flying Boat

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Levy-Besson "Alerte"
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Levy-Besson
Introduction Oct 1917 [1]
Primary user France
Number built ≥100 [2][3]
Engine 200-250hp Hispano-Suiza vee [1]
Armament 2×35–50 kg (77–110 lb) bombs
sometimes one machine-gun[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 185 km/h (115 mph)[2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 11:15 [2]

The Alerte class of triplane flying-boat was intended for long patrols and carried a radio and small bomb loaded, with the intent of spotting enemy planes, seaplanes, and submarines and radioing for help when needed. Levy-Besson's entry for this class was based on a triplane fighter.

One hundred Levy-Besson Alerte Flying Boats were built and used by Aviation Maritime, entering service in October 1917. It was used primarily in the anti-submarine role. Production of triplane flying boats was relatively limited because they were harder maneuver on water. [1]

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q4-18Q4 K B 15 ? 5

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.300.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Davilla, p.301.
  3. Nowarra, p.126.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070