Bréguet 1050 Alizé

1st Flight 1956

The Bréguet Br.1050 Alizé is a French carrier-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

It was developed in the 1950s, based loosely on the second prototype Bréguet Vultur attack aircraft which had been modified into the Bréguet Br.965 Épaulard anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

Specifications

Crew: 3 (pilot, radar operator, navigator)

Length: 13.86 m (45 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)

Height: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 36 m2 (390 sq ft)

Empty weight: 5,700 kg (12,566 lb)

Max take-off weight: 8,200 kg (18,078 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce RDa.7 Dart Mk 21 turboprop, 1,565 kW (2,099 hp)

Propellers: 4-bladed constant-speed fully-feathering reversible propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 518 km/h (322 mph, 280 kn) at 3,050 m (10,007 ft)

460 km/h (290 mph; 250 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 240–370 km/h (150–230 mph, 130–200 kn)

Range: 2,500 km (1,600 mi, 1,300 nmi)

Endurance: 5 hr 10 min

Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 7 m/s (1,400 ft/min)

Wing loading: 229 kg/m2 (47 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.20 kW/kg (0.12 hp/lb)

Armament

Torpedo or depth charges carried in internal bay

Bombs, depth charges, rockets, or missiles carried on under wing pylons.

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