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Breguet Br.5

Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane

Breguet Br.5

Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Breguet Br.5 French biplane served as a principle night bomber from 1916 through 1917.
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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 1916
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Breguet Aviation - France
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: France; United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Breguet Br.5 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 32.48 feet (9.9 meters)
WIDTH: 57.41 feet (17.5 meters)
HEIGHT: 12.80 feet (3.9 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 2,976 pounds (1,350 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 4,189 pounds (1,900 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Renault engine developing 220 horsepower OR 1 x Rolls-Royce Eagle engine developing 250 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller in "pusher" arrangement at rear of fuselage.
SPEED (MAX): 84 miles-per-hour (135 kilometers-per-hour; 73 knots)
RANGE: 435 miles (700 kilometers; 378 nautical miles)
CEILING: 14,108 feet (4,300 meters; 2.67 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 235 feet-per-minute (72 meters-per-minute)
ARMAMENT



1 x 7.7mm machine gun OR 1 x 37mm cannon in forward observer/gunner position.
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VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Br.5 - Base Series Designation
• Br.5 B2 - Base bomber variant
• Br.5 Ca.2 - Escort Fighter; outfitted with cannon armament.
• Grahame White GW.19 - Production by Grahame White for British RNAS service; Rolls-Royce Falcon engine featured; 25 examples completed.
• Br.6 - Fitted with Canton-Unne engines
• Br.6 B2 - Base Bomber Variant
• Br.6 Ca.2 - Escort Fighter with cannon armament
• Br.12 - Night-fighter form
• Br.12 B2 - Night bomb platform
• Br.12 Ca.2 - Night-fighter with cannon armament


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Breguet Br.5 Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane.  Entry last updated on 2/2/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Breguet Br.5 series of biplane bomber was developed from the Breguet Br.4. The Br.5 was operated by a crew of two with the pilot seated in the middle of the aircraft and the gunner/observer to the front. Defensive armament consisted of a single 7.7mm machine gun in a standard role but this could be supplanted by a more formidable 37mm cannon, particularly when in the bomber escort role.

The Br.5 was powered by a Renault 220 horsepower engine whilst some were fielded with a Rolls-Royce brand of 250 horsepower known as the "Eagle". The engine sat behind the crew area - directly behind the pilot in fact - and was of the "pusher" type, powering a two-blade propeller system. Design was of a utilitarian type with a simple bathtub-like fuselage, a static tricycle landing gear array and framework and cables leading out to the empennage. A single vertical tail surface completed the design.

In action, the Br.5 was fielded primarily as a night time bomber and used by both the French and English forces alike from 1916-1917 though it first appeared in the summer of 1915.




MEDIA







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
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (84mph).

Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production (100)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
100
100

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


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Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
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Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
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Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
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