Breguet 26T

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26T
Breguet 26T Limousine (1929-1936) (5811527904).jpg
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Breguet, CASA under licence
First flight 1926
Number built 6

The Breguet 26T was a French single-engine biplane airliner that first flew in 1926.

Development[edit]

The 26T was an attempt by the Breguet company to find a civil market for their 19 warplane by mating its wings, tail surfaces and undercarriage to an entirely new fuselage design and new engine. The resulting aircraft could carry six passengers within an enclosed cabin, while the pilots sat in an open cockpit ahead of the upper wing. The engine originally chosen was a French-built licensed copy of the Bristol Jupiter radial, but on one of the two Breguet-built civil examples, this was later changed back to the Lorraine 12Ed inline, as used on the Br.19.

These two aircraft served as predecessors for the definitive civil version of this family, the Breguet 280T, while CASA purchased a licence to build another two in Spain for the domestic market, and France's Aviation Militaire purchased two more as air ambulances under the designation Bre.26TSbis.

Operators[edit]

 France
Spain Kingdom of Spain & Spain Spanish Republic

Specifications (26T)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two pilots
  • Capacity: 6 passengers
  • Length: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.8 m (55 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 50.5 m2 (543 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,412 kg (3,113 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,055 kg (6,735 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Gnome et Rhône 9Ab (licence-built Bristol Jupiter), 313 kW (420 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 206 km/h (128 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 199. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 890 Sheet 81. 
  • aviafrance.com