Morane-Saulnier Type BB
|First flight||1915 |
|Primary users|| U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Number built||~80 |
|Wingspan||8.66 m (28 ft 5 in) |
|Engine||80-110hp Le Rhône 9J rotary|
|Armament||rear flexible Lewis [note 1]|
|Max Speed||134 km/h (83 mph)|
|Climb||1,980 m (6,500 ft) in 13:00|
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 20:00
3,050 m (10,000 ft) in 26:48
|Ceiling||3,660 m (12,000 ft)-4,000 m (13,100 ft)|
The Morane-Saulnier Type BB was a departure for the firm from their usual monoplanes. While a small number were provided to Russia, almost all BBs were built for the RFC. While they were ordered with the 110hp Le Rhône engine, those engines were removed and instead on the more capable Morane-Saulnier Type P. The BBs had to settle for the more available 80hp Le Rhône 9J. BBs were supplied to No.1 and 3 squadrons where they served alongside Type Ps, and they were used in small numbers by No.12 and 60 squadrons.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier BB.
|Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
|Y||-/B or B/B||10||9||5|
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Columbia Aerodrome
- Sometimes also a fixed, upward-firing gun on the top wing.
- Updated card
- Davilla, p.345.
- Lamberton, p.218-220.
- Davilla, p.346.