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Breguet Br.5


Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane


France | 1916



"The Breguet Br.5 French biplane served as a principle night bomber from 1916 through 1917."



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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.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Breguet Br.5 Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane.
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.
Propulsion
84 mph
135 kph | 73 kts
Max Speed
14,108 ft
4,300 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
435 miles
700 km | 378 nm
Operational Range
235 ft/min
72 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Breguet Br.5 Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane.
2
(MANNED)
Crew
32.5 ft
9.90 m
O/A Length
57.4 ft
(17.50 m)
O/A Width
12.8 ft
(3.90 m)
O/A Height
2,976 lb
(1,350 kg)
Empty Weight
4,189 lb
(1,900 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Breguet Br.5 Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane .
1 x 7.7mm machine gun OR 1 x 37mm cannon in forward observer/gunner position.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Breguet Br.5 family line.
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
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Breguet Br.5. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 100 Units

Contractor(s): Breguet Aviation - France
National flag of France National flag of the United Kingdom

[ France; United Kingdom ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (84mph).

Graph Average of 75 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
100
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
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
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