Aviation Photo #1230209: Breguet 763 Provence - Air France


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Peter Seemann
    Air France
    Breguet 763 Provence
    Breguet 761/763/765 Provence/Sahara
    Breguet 761/763/765 Provence/Sahara
    2
    F-BASO
    Berlin - Tempelhof
    Germany
    June 1, 1966
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July 01, 2007
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For passengers and cargo flights
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Comments (24)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! so fat
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks just like she was captured yesterday, even if this bird supports the time-honoured adage that if it's ugly it's British, if it's wierd it's French, and if it's ugly and wierd it's Russian! But we love it anyway and what we wouldn't give to see one in the air again...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Guess who airbus copied for their a380????? :b nice photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like an early Beluga.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like the experimental model of the Super Guppy!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
That plane is friggin ugly.
Anonymous
6 years ago
***** stars : so rare to see now a magnificent photo in flight of such a rare bird. The Breguet 763 "Deux-Ponts" ("double-decker") was known for her low ascending rate at MTOW : five kilometers from the runway, I saw one overflying me at a barely 100m height !
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's a giant bumble bee!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A380's grandpapa :^)
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is one butt ugly plane, but a very good picture.
Anonymous
5 years ago
If ever an aircraft earned the moniker BUFF it's this Sky Hog!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I think it's cute!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Was called " Breguet deux ponts " ( Double deck )
Anonymous
5 years ago
A very interesting machine and great photo. Slide Film and Civil aircraft, an unbeatable combo. As far as looks, I'd say the nose on this one is still "prettier" than on the A380 :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Not the best looking aircraft in the world but it brings back memories of seeing them regularly at Heathrow
Anonymous
4 years ago
How many passengers was it capable of handling?
Anonymous
4 years ago
A maximum of 135 passengers could be transported by this aircraft. Air France operated it with 59 pax on the upper deck and 48 pax on the lower one.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hi peter!
i really appreciate your shot!
she is a real collector
cheers!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Seems like a clever conception, if you want to move as many passengers as you can without building something humongous and expensive. A true air-bus:)
Anonymous
2 years ago
I flew on this plane several times from Orly to Algiers and from Algier to Bone in the east of Algeria. It was an amazing plane and I loved to fly in it. This photo depicts what a wnderful aircraft it was. How I wish it or other similar Breguet planes were still flying. Donor Macneice
Anonymous
2 years ago
Beautiful, clean shot of an iconic plane. By all accounts the 763 was a hard worker and very reliable. The top half reminds me of a regular airliner - the bottom one of the post-WWII British bomber conversions to pax carrier. Interesting tail, like most French ladies ;)
Anonymous
2 years ago
I like this airplane very much.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Ugly toad. But it (not she) is too funny. Sorry, it made by france so it's not toad but frog. Funny frog by frog eaters.
Anonymous
1 year ago
A cute winged breadbox from yesteryear. Really goes to show how aviation has evolved.