Bréguet 482

1st Flight 1947

The Bréguet 482 was a French four-engine heavy bomber aircraft designed just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War with two prototypes nearing completion when Germany invaded France in 1940, one of which was flown after the end of the war as an experimental platform.

Variants

Bre 480-Original design, powered by two Gnome-et-Rhône 14L radial engines. Unbuilt.

Bre 481-Proposed versions with two Hispano-Suiza 12Y engines and reduced wing area.

Bre 481 B4-Planned bomber version of Bre 481. Unbuilt.

Bre 481 Raid-Planned long-range record aircraft with further reduced wing area.

Bre 482 B4-Four-engined bomber powered by Hispano-Suiza 12Z engines.

Bre 482 No 1-First prototype – destroyed 1942.

Br 482 No 2-Second prototype, completed 1947 as three-seat research aircraft.

Specifications

Crew: three

Length: 18.86 m (61 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 24.09 m (79 ft 0 in)

Height: 5.21 m (17 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 64.4 m2 (693.2 sq ft)

Empty weight: 10,450 kg (23,038 lb)

Gross weight: 14,500 kg (31,967 lb)

Powerplant: 4 × Hispano-Suiza 12Z liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,007 kW (1,350 hp) each (take off power)

Performance

Maximum speed: 560 km/h (348 mph, 302 kn) at 8,000 m (26,250 ft)

Cruise speed: 529 km/h (329 mph, 286 kn)

Range: 1,519 km (944 mi, 820 nmi)

Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft).

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