Breguet Biplane 1910

The 1910 Breguet biplane was designed and built by Louis Breguet (1880-1955). He based it on his aircraft featured at the 1909 Reims International Air Meet, and the type became notable for establishing speed records, and setting high standards of quality accepted throughout the aviation industry. The aircraft design consisted of a tractor engine installed in the forward end of a box type fuselage, bi-wing lifting surfaces, and rear tail elevator with vertical rudder attached. This design was to remain the recognizable silhouette of aircraft for the next two decades. Later versions of the airplane were provided to several armed forces before the outbreak of World War I, and later were mass-produced by the French during that conflict.