Levy-Besson "Alerte" Flying Boat

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Levy-Besson "Alerte"
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Levy-Besson
Introduction Oct 1917 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built ≥100 [2][3]
Engine 200-250hp Hispano-Suiza vee [1]
Armament 2×35-50kg bombs
sometimes one machine-gun[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 185 km/h (115 mph) [2]
Climb 2000m 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]

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

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Citations
  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.
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.
  • 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