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Breguet Br.19

Light Day Bomber / Trainer Aircraft [ 1923 ]

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

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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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

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Not in Service.


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).

29.2 ft
(8.89 m)
48.6 ft
(14.80 m)
12.1 ft
(3.70 m)
Empty Wgt
3,272 lb
(1,484 kg)
5,093 lb
(2,310 kg)
Wgt Diff
+1,821 lb
(+826 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Breguet Br.19 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Renault 12Kc water-cooled inline engine developing 550 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Max Speed
149 mph
(239 kph | 129 kts)
25,591 ft
(7,800 m | 5 mi)
497 mi
(800 km | 1,482 nm)

♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030

(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Breguet Br.19 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
3 or 4 x 0.303" machine guns for local defense.

1,543 lb (700 kg) of external ordnance.

Supported Types

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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 4

Br.19 - Base Series Designation
Br.19 A.2 - Spotter Reconnaissance Variant
Br.19 B.2 - Bomber Variant
Br.19GR - Long Range Variant

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