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Breguet Br.19


Light Day Bomber / Trainer Aircraft (1923)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/02/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1923

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
2

Production
2,700
UNITS


Breguet Aviation - France
National flag of Argentina National flag of Belgium National flag of Bolivia National flag of Brazil National flag of Croatia National flag of France National flag of Greece National flag of Iran National flag of Italy National flag of modern Japan National flag of Poland National flag of Romania National flag of the Soviet Union National flag of Spain National flag of Taiwan National flag of Turkey National flag of the United Kingdom National flag of Uruguay National flag of Venezuela National flag of Yugoslavia Argentina; Belgium; Bolivia; Brazil; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Japan; Iran; Poland; Romania; Soviet Union; Spain; Taiwan; Turkey; United Kingdom; Uruguay; Venezuela; Yugoslavia
(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).


Length
29.2 ft
(8.89 m)
Width/Span
48.6 ft
(14.80 m)
Height
12.1 ft
(3.70 m)
Empty Wgt
3,272 lb
(1,484 kg)
MTOW
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)
Ceiling
25,591 ft
(7,800 m | 5 mi)
Range
497 mi
(800 km | 1,482 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
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. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
3 or 4 x 0.303" machine guns for local defense.

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


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun


(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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