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Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)

Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)

Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



Though retired in 2000, the Breguet Alize became an important anti-submarine warfare platform aboard French aircraft carriers during the Cold War.
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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 1959
MANUFACTURER(S): Breguet - France
PRODUCTION: 89
OPERATORS: France; India
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
LENGTH: 45.51 feet (13.87 meters)
WIDTH: 51.18 feet (15.6 meters)
HEIGHT: 16.40 feet (5 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 12,566 pounds (5,700 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 18,078 pounds (8,200 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 turboprop engine delivering 1,565 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 322 miles-per-hour (518 kilometers-per-hour; 280 knots)
RANGE: 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers; 1,350 nautical miles)
CEILING: 26,247 feet (8,000 meters; 4.97 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,380 feet-per-minute (421 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



OPTIONAL:
1 x Torpedo OR 3 x Depth Charges in internal bomb bay.
2 x Depth Charges underwing
6 x Rocket Pods OR 2 x Anti-Ship missiles underwing.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Br.1050 "Alize" - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind) Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 4/8/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Breguet Br.1050 "Alize" (meaning "tradewind") was a French production aircraft suitable for carrier-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) tactics. The system was fielded in limited quantity throughout the Cold War and proved itself a capable performer, appearing on major French aircraft carriers of the time. India became the only other operator of the system, accounting for 12 such examples with the French Navy maintaining no fewer than 70 of their own on sea-based and land-based operations.

The Br.1050 is a most distinct-looking aircraft, particularly in the design of the nose assembly. A crew of three monitors the various systems aboard the craft and the system sits low to the ground when at rest. The wings are designed to be carrier-friendly and expectantly fold up for better storage. Power is supplied by a single piston engine of Rolls-Royce brand delivering some 2,100 horsepower.

Initially a Breguet design known as the Br.960 "Vultur" and designed as a conventional strike aircraft, the Br.960 grew into the Br.965 as French Navy requirements changed. The resulting Br.965 later became the definitive anti-submarine warfare system designated as the Br.1050. The Br.1050 offered up exceptional range at some 1,785 miles while being able to carry combined armaments of depth charges, air-to-surface torpedoes and air-to-surface missiles, making the Alize a potent and lethal ship-borne element to the French fleet.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (322mph).

    Graph average of 300 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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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
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ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue