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Breguet BR.1150 Atlantic

History

This aircraft was initially designed by Breguet as maritime patrol aircraft in order to reflect the NATO specifications from 1958 for a successor of the Lockheed Neptune.

The Atlantic was built and developed by a European consortium of aircraft factories, operating as SECBAT (Société d'Étude et de Construction de Breguet Atlantic).
The first prototype made its maiden flight in October 1961, the second one made its first flight in February 1962.

in 1963 an initial French order for 40 examples plus an order for 20 examples for Germany, was received. The first pre production aircraft made its maiden flight in February 1963; the second one in September 1964. Both had an extended fuselage.

Delivery of the German and French order took place between 1965 and 1968.

The production was just ended, when The Netherlands ordered nine aircraft, soon followed by an Italian order for eighteen aircraft.

Characteristic is the fuselage, which consists in fact of two tubes. The upper part houses a pressurized crew compartment and the control equipment and the lower part an area of 9 meters for the submarine war fare, such as eight guided torpedoes, depth charges or mines. Furthermore, a MAD is present in the tail boom, radar scanner in a retractable radome under the fuselage.

A secondary tasks of the Atlantic is long range maritime patrol and also SAR tasks.

In 1978, the French government ordered the development of a updated version, the Atlantic Nouvelle Generation.

Especially the equipment and avionics were modernized; a new radar, sonar, tactical computer, FLIR-installation was added. Also it was possible to carry the Exocet rocket. Two existing Atlantics were used to built the prototypes. The first one made its maiden flight in May1981.

In the end 28 examples of the Atlantic 2 were built.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 32,63 m Wingspan: 37,42 m
Height: 10,89 m Wing area: 123,34 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 25 700 kg Max. start weight: 46 200 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 648 km/hr Rate of climb:  
Range:   Service ceiling: 9144 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Two Rolls Royce Tyne R.Ty-20 rated 6105 pk
Crew: Twelve men.
Armament: Torpedoes, mines, sonobuoys, depth bombs

 


Because the aircraft carrier "Karel Doorman" was withdrawn from use in October 1968, which was earlier than planned, the Dutch navy was no longer capable to monitor the Dutch part of the Atlantic ocean, because the range of the Grumman S-2F Tracker was to small.

It was decided to order nine Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic LRMPA (Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft). This aircraft had a range of about 18 hours. 

Initially many problems occurred. The Dutch Navy was more familiar with US material and procedures. Especially the technicians had problems with the French documentation, procedures, etc..

The first Atlantic entered service in August 1969.

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Breguet Atlantic 256 at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, September 1984 at airbase Soesterberg.

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Breguet Atlantic 256 at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, September 1984 at airbase Soesterberg..

Alas the Atlantic suffered many technical problems and three aircraft crashed, so it was decided to withdraw the Atlantic from use in December 1984. The remaining six aircraft were sold to France.

The Atlantic was succeeded by the Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion, which also replaced the outdated Lockheed SP-2H Neptune.

 


Video's Breguet BR.1150 Atlantic

 

 
   
   

 


Serial Construction nr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
250 55 24-02-1970 28-12-1984 Struck of charge and sold on 28-11-1985 to France.
Delivery to Escadrille de Reception et de Convoyage (de la Marine Française) on 07-05-1986
251 56 16-07-1969 28-12-1984 Struck of charge and sold on 28-11-1985 to France.
Delivery to Escadrille de Reception et de Convoyage (de la Marine Française) on 07-03-1986
252 57 15-10-1969 28-12-1984 Struck of charge and sold on 28-11-1985 to France.
Delivery to Escadrille de Reception et de Convoyage (de la Marine Française) on 11-04-1986
253 58 29-07-1969 14-09-1978 Crashed in North Sea near Scotland.
254 61 17-06-1971 28-12-1984 Struck of charge and sold on 28-11-1985 to France.
Delivery to Escadrille de Reception et de Convoyage (de la Marine Française) on 04-02-1986
255 62 06-10-1971 15-01-1981 Crashed in Irish Sea
256 63 03-12-1971 28-12-1984 Struck of charge and sold on 28-11-1985 to France.
Delivery to Escadrille de Reception et de Convoyage (de la Marine Française) on 18-12-1985
257 64 12-20-1971 15-08-1975 Emergency landing in sea near Wassenaar.
Struck of charge.
258 65 08-02-1972 28-12-1984 To France 28 December 1984.

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Mach2
    • Kit XX: Short Run injection moulded kit.
  • Revell
    • Kit 04329: Injection moulded kit with decals for RNlAS, German navy and Aeronavale

Breguet SP 13A Atlantic AKleijn
A model of a Brequet Atlantic, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

  • Eduard
    • Set E72-427: Detailing set Breguet Br1150 Atlantic (Revell)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72082: Lockheed P3C Orion, Breguet SP13A Atlantic (serials)

1/48th Scale

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The first aircraft delivered had a somewhat different grey colour, a French grey colour, Gris Blue Clair, which could be compared with Humbrol Authentic Color HF-4 and XtraColor X396.
These aircraft also had yellow propeller tips. Later they received the same grey colour as the rest of the aircraft and also white-dayglo-white propellertips.

Scheme Colour name FS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air Hataka
Standard #1 Upper surfaces Grey ~6270 Mix: 1*156 + 1*34 (127) X133 70.870 71.275 ~054
Undersides white ~7875 22 X141 70.842 71.279 ~049

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

 

Breguet BR1150 Atlantic-1-SMALL
Colour scheme of a Brequet Atlantic of the Dutch Navy.

 


Literature.

Zestig jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in Beeld. Hugo Hooftman pag. 150 - 153 1977 Uitgever Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof pag. 74 - 75 1978 Uitgever Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
AVIA; 42e jaargang nummer 11: Gaat de Atlantic uit de lucht? Bart Wendstedt Pag.388 - 390 1983 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
De geschiedenis van squadron 321: Nooit op de tweede plaats Bart M. Rijnhout pag. 45 - 67 1984 Uitgever De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 14, nummer 1: 15 Jaar Atlantic in de MLD Frans van 't Hof Pag. 2 - 7 1985 Uitgever I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Luchtvaartwereld; 2e jaargang nummer 5: Adieu Atlantic ...Welkom P-3 CHARLIE Nico Geldhof Pag. 139 - 140 1985 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof pag. 137 - 147 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Vliegen voor de Vloot: 70 jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst Harm J. Hazewinkel Pag. 55 - 56 1987 Rebo Produkties, Sassenheim
Vliegtuigsquadrons 320 en 321 50 jaar P. Staal & Peter Baeten Pag. 89 - 93 1990 Uitgever Afdeling Maritieme Historie, 's Gravenhage
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 21, nummer 3: Brequet Sp-13A Atlantic deel 1 Bas Damen & Meindert de Vreeze Pag. 66 - 77 1992 Uitgever I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
85 JAAR Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld: Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 146 - 147 2002 Uitgever Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

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