Open main menu

The Breguet BLC was a Breguet BUC with an improved engine and minor changes, none of which could change the fact that the design was well-obsolete by the time it was available for use. It was also known as the Breguet 1. ("BLC" stands for Breguet, Renault, Chasse (fighter)).

Breguet BLC
Role Escort
Manufacturer Breguet
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built few
Variants Breguet BUC, Breguet BLC, Breguet BC
Engine 220hp Renault 8Gd[1]
Armament 37mm Hotchkiss cannon or
front flexible MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 138 km/h (86 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 6:30
2000m in 16:30 [1]
Ceiling 3,700 m (12,100 ft) [1]
Endurance 3:00 [1]

It is likely that only a few were built, as the design was already obsolete by early 1916. [1]


ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davilla, p.94.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.