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The Breguet Br.5 French biplane served as a principle night bomber from 1916 through 1917.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Breguet Br.5 Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane. Entry last updated on 1/18/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
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.
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