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"Breguet 18 in Rif war???" Topic

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badwargamer25 Apr 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

Hi. I have a question that I can't find an answer too. I have read that the Breguet 18 was used by the French in the Rif war. I can't find any reference to this plane. I can find the 14 and the 15,16 and 17 variants of that. There is also the 19 but I can't find anything about the 18. Any ideas?

T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 9:46 a.m. PST


The "Breguet 18" was in fact the "Breguet LE", this means "Laboratoire Eiffel", it was an aircraft prototype of Gustave Eiffel.

The use of this plane in the rif war would be a mistake…

badwargamer25 Apr 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

Many thanks indeed for clearing that up! Very interesting.

rmaker25 Apr 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

I would suspect a typo at some point in the chain of information, especially since Breguet was using Roman numerals in that period. It would be very easy for XVII to be mis-set as XVIII and for the error to be overlooked.

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