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Breguet Br.19

France (1923)
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The Breguet Br.19 model series replaced the outgoing Breguet 14 in service with the French in the years following World War 1.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Breguet Br.19 Light Day Bomber / Trainer Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 8/30/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The French-designed and produced Breguet Br.19 was designed as successor to the stellar Br.14 model line and was developed in parallel with the Br.14. It went on to share many of the same design qualities with its early wartime cousin but included greater attention to aerodynamics. The line was powered by 2 x Lorraine-Dietrich 12D/E or Renault 12K engines.

A first flight was had during March 1922.

The aircraft featured a conventional biplane wing arrangement with I-type struts fitted. The upper wing section was considerably wider in span than the lower and armament ranged between three or four .303-inch machine guns. The fixed wheeled undercarriage included two main legs with heavily reinforced members. The design was intended as a day bomber and was cleared to carry just over 1,500 lb of ordnance.

The Br.19 went on to see combat service in the French colonial wars involving Syria and Morocco during the 1920s and continued to serve in a frontline role until 1934 by which point it was relegated to training duty. Around 2,700 of the series were produced.

Foreign operators beyond France eventually ranged from Argentina and Belgium to Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Some saw service as passenger haulers in civil airspace.

Any available statistics for the Breguet Br.19 Light Day Bomber / Trainer Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (149mph).

    Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: France
Year: 1923
Type: Light Day Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Breguet Aviation - France
Production: 2,700
Global Operators:
Argentina; Belgium; Bolivia; Brazil; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Japan; Iran; Poland; Romania; Soviet Union; Spain; Taiwan; Turkey; United Kingdom; Uruguay; Venezuela; Yugoslavia
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Breguet Br.19 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
29.17 ft


Meters
8.89 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
48.56 ft


Meters
14.8 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
12.14 ft


Meters
3.7 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
3,272 lb


Kilograms
1,484 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
5,093 lb


Kilograms
2,310 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Renault 12Kc water-cooled inline engine developing 550 horsepower.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
149 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
239 kph


Knots
129 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
497 mi


Kilometers
800 km


Nautical Miles
432 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
25,591 ft


Meters
7,800 m


Miles
4.85 mi

Supported Weapon Systems:

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Armament - Hardpoints (4):

STANDARD:
3 or 4 x 0.303" machine guns for local defense.

OPTIONAL:
1,543 lb (700 kg) of external ordnance
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Br.19 - Base Series Designation
• Br.19 A.2 - Spotter Reconnaissance Variant
• Br.19 B.2 - Bomber Variant
• Br.19GR - Long Range Variant