The Bréguet Type IV was an aircraft built by Bréguet Aviation. It was first flown in 1911, and was the first Bréguet aircraft to be produced in quantity. It was used by the French Army and the British Royal Flying Corps. It is notable for the extensive use of metal in its construction, unusual in an aircraft of its time. The Bréguet Type IV was produced in a number of variants, differing in their seating arrangement and in the engine fitted. Although Bréguet’s earlier aircraft were referred to using a type number, the aircraft produced after the Type III were generally referred to using an airframe number and a letter/number combination denoting the type of engine fitted
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Length: 8.5 m (28 ft)
Upper wingspan: 13.94 m (45 ft 9 in)
Lower wingspan: 8.74 m (28 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 30.43 m2 (327.5 sq ft)
Propellers: 2.4 m (8 ft) diameter
The French Air Force acquired the three pre-producaBrequet IV_tion Br.761S aircraft, these and the six Sahara aircraft acquired from Air France provided the French Air Force with a valuable transport fleet for moving personnel and materials to the Pacific nuclear testing areas. The Sahara fleet was retired in 1972.