Morane-Saulnier Type T

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Morane-Saulnier T
Morane-Saulnier T French First World War bomber.jpg
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight late 1916[1]
Introduction Aug 1917[1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 90[1]
Wingspan 17.7 m (57 ft 11 in) [2]
Engine 2×110hp Le Rhône 9Jb rotaries
Armament front flexible Lewis and
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 3
Max Speed 136 km/h (85 mph) [3][2]

The Morane-Saulnier Type T was first designed in the winter of 1914-1915, first tested in late 1916, and first delivered in August 1917, where it was intended for long-range reconnaissance. Though 90 were built, they were scattered to various units and never formed a complete escadrille. Instead, they were used alongside planes such as the Caudron G.6, Caudron R.4, and Letords. Various small failures and limitations were discovered as the planes saw use, and they did not see much action beyond the end of 1917. For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier T.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davilla, p.328.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. Davilla, p.329.
Bibliography
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.