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Bréguet 1050 Alizé

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.

The Alizé was a low-wing monoplane of conventional configuration powered by a single Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop engine.

It had a CSF radar system with a retractable antenna dome in its belly.

The cockpit accommodated a crew of three, including pilot, radar operator, and sensor operator.

The pilot was seated in front on the left, the navigator in front on the right, and the sensor operator sat sideways behind them.

The landing gear was of tricycle configuration, with the main gear retracting backwards into nacelles in the wings.

The main gear had dual wheels, and the front part of the nacelles accommodated sonobuoys.

The Alizé had a yoke-style arresting hook.

The internal weapons bay could accommodate a homing torpedo or depth charges, and underwing stores pylons could carry bombs, depth charges, rockets, or missiles.

Typical underwing stores included 68 mm (2.68 in) rocket pods or AS.12 wire-guided antiship missiles.




13.86 m (45 ft 6 in)


15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)


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)


1 × Rolls-Royce RDa.7 Dart Mk 21 turboprop,

1,565 kW (2,099 hp)


4-bladed constant-speed fully-feathering reversible propeller


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)


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


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)


0.20 kW/kg (0.12 hp/lb)


Torpedo or depth charges carried in internal bay

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

Military User’s 

French Naval Aviation

Indian Naval Air Arm

Indian Navy Ship (aircraft carrier) Vikrant 1961

Decommissioned 1997







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