Morane-Saulnier Type V

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Morane-Saulnier V
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
Introduction July 1916[1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 12 [2]
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)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:20[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:00[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:20[2]

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. [2]

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

Timeline [1]

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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. 1.0 1.1 Philpott'13, pp.379-444.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Davilla, p.331.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Ian Philpott, The Birth of the Royal Air Force. Great Britain: Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2013. ISBN 978-1-78159-333-2