|FIGHTER, GROUND ATTACK AIRCRAFT||Virtual Aircraft Museum / France / Breguet|
Although based broadly on the design of the Br 1001 Taon, the Br 1100 single-seat ground attack and tactical light fighter preceded the former into the air. The Taon having been delayed in order to incorporate in part the then newly discovered area rule formula, the Br 1100 first flew on 31 March 1957, not featuring area rule. Designed to meet the requirements of a Ministere de I1 Air specification which dictated the use of paired lightweight turbojets (SNECMA R.105 Vestas, Hispano- Suiza R.800s or Turbomeca Gabizos), the Br 1100 was intended to feature an internal rocket pack of 15 68mm Brandt SNEB Type 22 rockets or two 30mm DEFA cannon. The Gabizo turbojet was selected for installation, this offering 1210kg dry and 1500kg with afterburning. Three prototypes were ordered, the third of which was to have been navalised, but only one was flown, the second (when 80% complete) and third being cancelled for budgetary reasons.