Morane-Saulnier M.S.315
1932
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Morane-Saulnier M.S.315

Developed from the M.S.300 primary trainer prototype of 1930, and its M.S.301 and M.S.302 variants, the Morane-Saulnier M.S.315 flew for the first time in October 1932. Of typically robust parasol high-wing configuration, it was of mixed construction with divided main landing gear. Four prototypes were followed by 346 series aircraft, 33 of them built post-war. In addition, five higher-powered M.S.315/2 aircraft were built for civil use, plus a single M.S.316 with a Regnier inverted-vee engine. The type became the workhorse of the French Armee de I'Air and served also with the Aeronavale and various civil flying schools. It was a favourite at many pre-war airshows flown by such notables as Thoret, Fleurquin and Detroyat. Between 1960 and 1962, 40 M.S.315s then in use as civil glider tugs were re-engined with the 164kW war-surplus Continental W-670K radial, being redesignated M.S.317.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x Salmson 9Nc radial piston engine, 101kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight860 kg1896 lb
    Loaded weight548 kg1208 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.00 m39 ft 4 in
    Length7.60 m25 ft 11 in
    Height2.80 m9 ft 2 in
    Wing area21.60 m2232.50 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed170 km/h106 mph
    Ceiling5500 m18050 ft

Comments
Thomas Leaver, 11.03.2011

I am curious that the MS 230 is not mentioned though over 1,000 were made from 1930 onwards. Is there a reason for this omission in your coverage of MS aircraft?

RUSTY DIAZ, 04.02.2009

WAS THIS AIRPLANE USED IN THE MOVIE "THE BLUE MAX"

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