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Leon Morane and Raymond Saulnier formed Société Anonyme des Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier in 1910 in Villacoublay, Paris. The firm went on to produce many models, including several pre-war planes that saw combat. Morane-Saulnier designs were very influential and influenced the design of planes for both Entente and Central Powers combatants.[1] Unlike most manufacturers, Morane-Saulnier used alphabetic lettering for their designs rather than numeric.

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. Davilla, p.309
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027