The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a sesquiplane bomber and
reconnaissance aircraft which was also used for long-distance flights and was designed by the French Breguet company and produced from 1924.
The Breguet 19 was designed as a successor to a highly successful World War I Breguet 14 bomber. Initially, it was to be powered by a 340 kW (450 hp) Bugatti U-16 engine, driving a four-blade propeller, and a prototype was shown on the 7th Paris Air Show in November 1921 with this engine.
The Breguet 19 was a sesquiplane in which the lower wing was substantially smaller than the upper wing, with a conventional layout and braced wings. The fuselage was ellipsoid in cross-section and built up from a frame of duralumin pipes. Breguet made extensive use of duralumin as a construction material which resulted in an unusually light strusture for its size, instead of steel or wood. It was faster than other bombers, and even many fighter aircraft which resulted in widespread interest which was further increased by successful record flights. The forward fuselage was covered with duralumin sheets, while the tail, rear fuselage and wings were covered with linen. It had a conventional fixed landing gear with a tail skid. The crew of two, pilot and observer/bombardier, sat in tandem in open cockpits and were provided with dual controls.
Belgian Air Force bought six Br.19 B2s in 1924, and further 146 A2s and B2s were manufactured in under licence by the SABCA works in 1926–30. They were powered with Lorraine-Dietrich 12Eb and Hispano-Suiza 12Ha engines, and used until the late 1930s.
The French Army’s Aéronautique Militaire operated its first Breguet 19s in the A2 variant from the autumn of 1924, aircraft.
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Length: 9.61 m (31 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 14.83 m (48 ft 8 in)
Height: 3.69 m (12 ft 1 in)
Empty weight: 1,387 kg (3,058 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 2,500 kg (5,512 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine 12Ed Courlis W-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 340 kW (450 hp)
Maximum speed: 214 km/h (133 mph, 116 kn)
Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
Service ceiling: 7,200 m (23,600 ft)
The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a sesquiplane bomber and reconnaissance aircraft which was also used for long-distance flights and was designed by the French Breguet company and produced from 1924.