Breda biplane bombers

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Hi
During the twenties the Italian Breda factory designed and build a few biplane bombers, from which were only build prototype.
Its concerning the following types:

Breda A.3, was powered with four SPAD 200 hp engines (2 in tandem);
Breda A.8, was powered with two Isotta-Fraschini Asso 500 hp engines ( aeroplane based on the A.3);
Breda A.14, was powered with three Bristol radial 450 hp engines;
this aero plane was later rebuild as passenger aero plane.

I am interrested in:
1. History;
2. Colors;
3. Drawings;
4. Dimensions;
5. Pictures;
6. Drawings/pictures who gives an impression of construction of several parts;
7. Other interresting details/materials.

Thanks
Jan
 

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Jan: Breda proposed a demilitarized version of the A.14 for the civilian market. Are you saying that this projected derivative actually flew as a conversion from the sole prototype A.14? Do have a source?

Photos, 3-view, history, and specs for the A.3: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/bredaa3.html
[Note that the 3-view drawing is for the twin 400hp Lorraine version, not 4-motored]
Brief history/specs: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breda_A.3

Photos, brief history, and specs for the A.8: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/bredaa8.html
Brief history/specs: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breda_A.8

Note that the Assos were an upgrade. The sole Breda A.8 first flew with the 400hp Lorraines.

Photos, brief history, and specs for the A.14: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/bredaa14.html
Greater history and specs from Italian source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breda_A.14

The Breda (Società Italiana Ernesto Breda) A.14 three-engined biplane (sesquiplane) night bomber proposed to the Regia Aeronautica in the 1920s. Discarded after unsuccessful assessment. Breda proposed a a demilitarized version for the civilian market.
 

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Apophenia,
Thanks for the information, but this is what I found also until now.
I hoped some one could give me more information/materials.
Regards
Jan
 

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Apophenia,
I had to check.
If you look on the page of airwar.ru and look at the page of the A.14 you can see the second picture that there are windows in the aero plane.
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Jan
 

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Had this photo of the A.3. Not sure of original source.

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From l'Aeronautique journal 1924,

here is the Breda A.5 four engined bomber drawing,powered by four 200 hp engines,and thta means
the old picture t Breda A.5 may be was wrong.
 

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Jan den Das said:
Hi
During the twenties the Italian Breda factory designed and build a few biplane bombers, from which were only build prototype.
Its concerning the following types:

Breda A.3, was powered with four SPAD 200 hp engines (2 in tandem);
Breda A.8, was powered with two Isotta-Fraschini Asso 500 hp engines ( aeroplane based on the A.3);
Breda A.14, was powered with three Bristol radial 450 hp engines;
this aero plane was later rebuild as passenger aero plane.

I am interrested in:
1. History;
2. Colors;
3. Drawings;
4. Dimensions;
5. Pictures;
6. Drawings/pictures who gives an impression of construction of several parts;
7. Other interresting details/materials.

Thanks
Jan


Jan - I don't know if this will help, but I have one drawing, with a bit of a description, from an old aviation magazine, most likely Air Trails or Air progress dating from the 1950s. The drawing is either by Doug Rolfe or done in his style.


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John Braungart
 

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hesham said:
From l'Aeronautique journal 1924,

here is the Breda A.5 four engined bomber drawing,powered by four 200 hp engines,and thta means
the old picture t Breda A.5 may be was wrong.


Here is a Breda Ba.5 or A.5,a four engined biplane heavy bomber project.


Aeronautica Italiana 1923
 

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hesham said:
hesham said:
From l'Aeronautique journal 1924,
here is the Breda A.5 four engined bomber drawing,powered by four 200 hp engines,and thta means
the old picture t Breda A.5 may be was wrong.
Here is a Breda Ba.5 or A.5,a four engined biplane heavy bomber project.
Aeronautica Italiana 1923

Again Breda A.5;

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201924%2005.pdf
 

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