Morane-Saulnier Type N

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Morane-Saulnier N
Morane-Saulnier Type N.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
Introduction Jun 1915[1]
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built 34(France); 27(UK); 10? (Russia) or 49[2]
Variants Morane-Saulnier Type I, Morane-Saulnier Type V
Wingspan 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)[3] - 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) [4]
Engine 80hp Le Rhône 9C rotary
Armament fixed unsync. 8mm Hotchkiss or
.303 Lewis or
.303 Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 144 km/h (89 mph)[5][6][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00[5]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30[4]-10:00[5]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 12:00[4]
Ceiling 4,000 m (13,100 ft)[6][4][3]
Range 185 km (110 mi)[5]
Endurance 1:30 [5][6][4][3]

The Morane-Saulnier Type N Monocoque was one of the earliest fighters, featuring a fixed machine gun firing through the propeller. No synchronizer was used; instead, deflector plates were fitted to the propeller to shunt bullets harmlessly aside. A small number were built by France and intermingled with Type Ls in the second half of 1915. Some were probably built in Russia, though records frequently confuse the Type L, I, and N. About 27 were built and used by the RFC, where the plane was known as the "Morane Bullet".[1]

Its high landing speed and extreme sensitivity made it unpopular with all but the most expert of pilots.[2]

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

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb Points
see chart T B 10 9 5 46
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  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
  2. British usage numbers are approximate, derived from the squadron histories.[7]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Updated card
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p. 321.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.52.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Angelucci, p.40.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Lamberton, pp.216-217.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Davilla, p.323.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.82.
  7. Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2