Morane-Saulnier Type BB
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Morane-Saulnier Type BB

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 ENGINE1 x 110hp Le Rhone
    Take-off weight750 kg1653 lb
    Wingspan8.65 m28 ft 5 in
    Length7.00 m23 ft 12 in
    Height2.54 m8 ft 4 in
    Wing area23.00 m2247.57 sq ft
    Max. speed147 km/h91 mph
    Ceiling4000 m13100 ft
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun

Graham Summers, 23.03.2018

Contrary to the previous comment regarding the use of the Hispano-Suiza 8A V-8, one example of the BB, which was named the BH was tested using this powerplant. In addition, the Spanish company Compañía Española de Construcciones Aeronáuticas (CECA), built a further 12 examples powered by the Hispano engine.

Barry, 21.01.2016

The BB was designed and built for specifically the British military, namely the RFC and the RNAS. Originally conceived to take the 110 h.p. Le Rhone 9J a shortage of this engine meant the majority of the 94 built were powered by the 80 h.p. Le Rhone 9C. There was talk of using a water cooled Hispano Suiza, but that was all it was, talk.

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