Morane-Saulnier Type AC

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Morane-Saulnier AC
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 30
Engine 110hp Le Rhône 9J rotary or
110hp Le Rhône 9Jb
Armament fixed sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 178 km/h (111 mph) [1]
Climb 2000m in 5:55
3000m in 10:15 [1]
Ceiling 5,600 m (18,400 ft) [1]
Endurance 2:30 [1]

The Morane-Saulnier Type AC was a shoulder-wing monoplane in the style of the Type N with a single machine-gun, a large headrest, and heavy wing bracing. Thirty were ordered in late 1916 and they were parceled out in small numbers to various units where they served alongside other Morane-Saulniers and Nieuports until they were replaced in spring to autumn of 1917. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier AC.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Davilla, p.332.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.