Morane-Saulnier Type G

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Morane-Saulnier G
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight 1912
Primary users France
Number built 94 in France[1][2]; >45 in Russia
Engine 80hp Gnome rotary or
60-80hp Le Rhône rotary[1]
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 122 km/h (76 mph)[3][note 1]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 17:00[3][note 2]
Ceiling 3,000 m (9,840 ft) [3][note 3]
Endurance 2:12 [3] to 2:30[4]

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.

Dux built Type-Gs for Russia and the V.V. Slyusarenko Aviation Company of Petrograd produced forty-five.[5]

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


Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
14Q3-16Q1 XC - or B 9 8 6

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Dux-built: 115 km/h (71 mph).[4]
  2. Dux-built: 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:00, 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 25:00.[4]
  3. Dux-built: 2,600 m (8,530 ft) ceiling.[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.309.
  2. Angelucci, p.25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Davilla, p.311.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Durkota, p.358.
  5. 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