Breguet U2

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The U2 was of an unusual design and construction. It was a two-bay biplane with flexible wings, and was powered by a 110-hp Canton-Unné tractor engine. The fuselage, which had a circular cross-section, was constructed of wood and covered with aluminum, tapering to almost a point at the tail section where a cruciform all-flying tail was fitted. It was this unusually shaped fuselage that gave rise to the aircraft's nickname, 'Tin Whistle'.[1]


Name Breguet U2
Year constructed 1913
Creators British Breguet Plane Limited Company
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