Breguet BR1150 Atlantic , The GrandFather

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Description: The Breguet BR1150 Atlantic is a French twin-engine turboprop Anty submarine warfare aircraft. It’s story started back in 1958, when Nato started a competition to replace the Lockeed PV2 Neptune among the countries that had it. The Frenc company Breguet was able to win the competition with the Breguet BR1150, a new-designed twin-engine ASW and patrol aircraft. The first prototype flew in 1961, followed by an order of a total of 60 units two years later, with the first one being operational in 1965. Italy ordered 18 units in 1970, with deliveries starting in 1972 and being completed in 1974. The aircrats were assigned to the ASW 41th and 30th storms. The aircraft participated partecipated to over 30 national and international training and combat simulations. During its operational life, the Italian fleet of the Atlantic got a total of two mid-life upgrades, mainly to improve its avionics, radar, and guide system. In 1997, one unit flew towards the North Pole for the anniversary of the cruise of the Italian Blimp Italia in the 1928.It’s first and only war was during the operation Odissey Down against Libia, where the aircraft was used mainly for recon and monitoring of the seas near Libia. In 2007, one Italian Atalantic set the altitude record among the Atlantic operators, reaching a total of 33600 ft. Apparently, some Italian Atlantic vessels were also modified to carry nuclear bombs. On November 22, 2017, the aircraft made its last flight before it was withdrawn from service. It’s nickname was “Nonno” (from the Italian “Grandfather”), and it was an aircraft that was appreciated a lot by its crews. One Italian Atlantic was exposed in the Italian aviation museum in Vigna di Valle.

Why it should be in the game: It could be a very interesting aircraft in naval battles tanks to it’s good guided torpedo lodout and ASM missiles. It could be also used as a ground bomber since it can carry dumb bombs (only the upgraded model that italy doesn’t have can carry guided bombs) and guided missiles.

Specifications

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Crew: 12
Length: 31.62 m (103 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 37.42 m (122 ft 9 in) including wingtip pods
Height: 10.89 m (35 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 120.34 m2 (1,295.3 sq ft)
Empty weight: 25,700 kg (56,659 lb)
Gross weight: 45,000 kg (99,208 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 46,200 kg (101,854 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Tyne RTy.20 Mk 21 2-spool turboprop engines, 4,500 kW (6,100 shp) each (equivalent)
Maximum speed: 658 km/h
Stall speed: 167 km/h (104 mph, 90 kn) flaps down
Endurance: 18 hours
Service ceiling: 9,145 m (30,003 ft)
Rate of climb: 14.7 m/s (2,890 ft/min)

Armaments

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Torpedo:
8x MK46
8x MK44
8x L4
Bombs:
Unguided bombs
1x B61 nuclear bomb
Various unguided bombs
Dept Charges
Missiles:
4x AS12 ATGM
6x MARTEL
Depth Charges
8x MS500
Others
72x acoustic buoys

Sources

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Bye Bye “Atlantic”: una storia lunga 45 anni - Aviation Report
Bréguet 1150 Atlantic - Wikipedia
L'ultimo BR-1150 Atlantic dell'Aeronautica Militare è arrivato al Museo di Vigna di Valle - Aviation Report
Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic - Wikipedia
https://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/2022/12/22/breguet-br-1150-atlantic/
21 October 1961 – first flight of Bréguet Br.1150 Atlantic —
BR.1150 Atlantic
https://theaviationist.com/2017/09/21/the-italian-air-force-bids-farewell-to-the-breguet-br-1150-atlantic-mpa-with-a-special-color-aircraft-welcomes-the-new-leonardo-p-72a/
Italian Aviation series Breguet Br1150 Atalntic
Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic
Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic: il pattugliatore dei mari «ognitempo» - Motori360.it
Br 1150 Atlantique
www.giorgiociarini.it - 50° Anniversario 41° Stormo Aeronautica Militare
http://www.siciliafelix.it/tag/41-stormo/
AERONAUTICA MILITARE: Il 41° Stormo di Sigonella partecipa ai 50 anni della flotta Atlantic della Marina Francese.

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An Italian navy ATL1(left) near a French ATL2 (right) in France during 2016 for a commemorative event




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+1 yes to this thicc boi

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Probs not easy thing to add but considering the French also have some variants, perhaps it could be added together when the time is right. More naval aircraft for Italy is always a good thing. +1

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A great option for maritime patrol/ASW! +

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