Morane-Saulnier Type V

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Morane-Saulnier V
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 12 [1]
Developed from Morane-Saulnier Type I
Engine 110hp Le Rhône 9J rotary
Armament fixed, sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 3:20
2000m in 8:00
3000m in 15:20 [1]

One criticism of the Morane-Saulnier Type I was its lack of range, so a version with a second tank and larger wings and tail surfaces came out in the form of the Morane-Saulnier Type V. It was never ordered by Aviation Militaire, but the RFC ordered a test batch of twelve in April 1916. A few were used by No. 3 and 60 squadrons before front-line pilots described it as "doing its best to kill you". The remaining three on the order were canceled and the rest were retired to training duties by Autumn 1916. [1]

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

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Miniatures and Models[edit]

A Morane-Saulnier N makes an adequate substitute.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.331.
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.