Breguet 19

The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a light bomber and reconnaissance plane, also used for long-distance flights, designed by the French Breguet company and produced from 1924. 

Breguet 19
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Breguet
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1922
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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The Breguet 19 first entered service in the French Air Force in the A2 variant from the autumn of 1924, the B2 variant from June 1926, then the fighter C2 and CN2 variants. In the late 1920s and early 1930s they were the most numerous French combat aircraft. In metropolitan France they were withdrawn from service in the early 1930s; the last Br.19 CN2 was withdrawn in 1935. Until 1938 they were still used by the French Air Force in colonies in the Middle East and North Africa - among others, they were used there to suppress native rebellions.

Role Light bomber/reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Breguet Aviation
Designer Marcel Vuillerme
First flight March 1922
Primary user French Air Force
Number built ~ 2,700

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.61 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.83 m (48 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.69 m (12 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 50 m (538 ft)
  • Empty weight: 1387 kg (3,058 lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2500 kg (5,511 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Lorraine 12Ed piston, 336 kW (450 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 214 km/h (knots, 133 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (nm, 497 mi)
  • Service ceiling 7200 m (23,620 ft)


  • 1 x fixed forward Vickers gun, and two flexibly mounted rear Lewis guns.
  • Provision for light bombs.

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