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"Breguet 18 in Rif war???" Topic


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Personal logo badwargamer Supporting Member of TMP25 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

Hi,

The "Breguet 18" was in fact the "Breguet LE", this means "Laboratoire Eiffel", it was an aircraft prototype of Gustave Eiffel.
aero.land.free.fr/breguet.html

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

Personal logo badwargamer Supporting Member of TMP25 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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