Morane-Saulnier Type I

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Morane-Saulnier I
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight March 1916[1]
Primary users Russia
Number built ≥24 [1]
Developed from Morane-Saulnier Type N
Variants Morane-Saulnier Type V
Wingspan 8.23 m (27 ft)[2]
Engine 110hp Le Rhône 9J rotary
Armament fixed sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 164 km/h (102 mph)[1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) to 2:50[1]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:45[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 12:40[1]
Ceiling 4,700 m (15,400 ft) [1]
Endurance 1:18 [1]

The Morane-Saulnier Type I was a Type N with a 110hp Le Rhône 9J engine. It may have been given this designation to avoid confusion with the Type Nbis. It was slightly larger than the Type N and it used a synchronized Vickers machine-gun. It probably saw no service with Aviation Militaire, who had moved their attention to the Nieuport 11, but four were used by RFC Squadron Nº60, and at least twenty were sent to Russia.

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

Timeline [3]

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q3-17Q4 R B 10 9 5

Blue Max/Canvas Eagles

Aircraft Chart

Miniatures and Models

A Morane-Saulnier Type N makes an adequate substitute.

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Davilla, p.345.
  2. Ferry'14, p.61.
  3. Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2