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Breguet 270 Series Aircraft Information

Breguet 270 Series


Manufacturer: Breguet
Designed by: Marcel Vuillierme, Rene Dorand
First flight: 23 February 1929
Introduced: 1930
Retired: 1939
Status: Retired
Primary users: France Venezuela

The Breguet 270 was a French two-seat biplane all-metal observation aircraft of the 1930s.


The Breguet 270 was designed to meet official requirements for a two-seat observation aircraft. The Breguet design team was led by Marcel Vuillierme and Rene Dorand.

The design was based on the use of high-strength steel. Steel replaced aluminum alloys; the short fuselage of the 27, the inline engine, the lower wing and tail boom were attached to a steel chassis. After testing, the prototype moved to Velizy-Villacoublay for more redesigns, including a more angular fin and rudder, and a lower-set tailplane. Nine more prototypes were built.

Operational history

The French army ordered 85 270s in 1930. In 1932, 45 Breguet 271s, with a more powerful 484 kW (650 hp) engine, and larger useful load were ordered. Older 270s were modified for VIP liaison duties.






French Armee de l'Air




Specifications (Breguet 270)

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 9.76 m (32 ft .25 in)
Wingspan: 17.01 m (55 ft 9.25 in)
Height: 3.55 m (11 ft 5.75 in)
Wing area: 49.67 m (534.66 ft)
Empty weight: 1,756 kg (3,871 lb)
Gross weight: 2,393 kg (5,276 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Hb inline piston, 373 kW (500 hp) each


Maximum speed: 236 km/h (147 mph)
Range: 1,000 km (620 miles)
Service ceiling: 7,900 m (25,920 ft)


1 x fixed forward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) synchronized Vickers machine gun
2 x 7.7 mm (.303 in) Lewis Guns
120 kg (260 lb) bombs

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