Morane-Saulnier Type G
|Primary users|| France|
|Number built||94 in France; >45 in Russia|
|Engine||80hp Gnome rotary or|
60-80hp Le Rhône rotary
|Max Speed||122 km/h (76 mph)[note 1]|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 17:00[note 2]|
|Ceiling||3,000 m (9,840 ft) [note 3]|
|Endurance||2:12  to 2:30|
The pre-war Morane-Saulnier Type G became the blueprint for many influential early aeroplanes: not only the early Morane-Saulnier fighters such as the Type H, Type L, and Type N, but Germany's Fokker and Pfalz eindeckers.
While ninety-four were ordered by Aviation Militaire, they were only used a short time in 1914 before being replaced by Type L's, which had much better downward vision. A handful were tried by many combatants, but their chief proponent was Russia, where they were used for unarmed reconnaissance until mid 1915. Russian Type Gs came in two varieties, the 14 square meter wings and a version with 16 square meter wings.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier G.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
|14Q3-16Q1||XC||- or B||9||8||6|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Davilla, p.309.
- Angelucci, p.25.
- Davilla, p.311.
- Durkota, p.358.
- Durkota, p.332, 355.
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
- Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4