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Fokker monoplanes were taking a toll on the formations of Breguet-Michelin 4, BLM, and BUM bombers and a solution was sought in the form of a lighter, better-armed version also derived from the BU3 prototype. The first answer came in the Breguet BUC, a smaller, cannon-armed aircraft, also known as the Breguet 7. ("BUC" stands for Breguet, Canton-Unné, Chasse (fighter)). The Breguet BLC and Breguet BC are related planes with different engines.

Breguet BUC
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 200hp Canton-Unné 2M7[1]
Armament 37mm Hotchkiss cannon or
front flexible MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 120 km/h (75 mph) [1]
Ceiling 3,000 m (9,840 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 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.