Béchereau SAB C.1

Béchereau SAB C.1
Role Biplane fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer Societe et Ateliers Béchereau
Designer Louis Béchereau
First flight 1918
Number built 5

The Béchereau SAB C.1 was a French single-seat fighter biplane designed by a team led by Louis Béchereau who had designed biplane fighters for SPAD including the SPAD S.VII.[1]

Design and development

The C.I was a two-bay single-seat fighter biplane powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8Fb inline piston engine.[1] Without any production facilities the aircraft was built by Levasseur and five aircraft were built and tested during 1918.[1] Following the end of the first world war the aircraft was not developed further and did not enter production.[1]


Data from [1]Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.90 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.35 m (30 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 783 kg (1,726 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,122 kg (2,474 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fb inline piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)




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