Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
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Though retired in 2000, the Breguet Alize became an important anti-submarine warfare platform aboard French aircraft carriers during the Cold War.
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 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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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (322mph).
Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
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