Morane-Saulnier MS.406
Morane-Saulnier MS.406

Morane-Saulnier MS.406. Photo. Characteristics.



  • Type: single-engine training aircraft with a wing-type parasol

  • Crew: two pilots, arranged one behind the other


This aircraft is clearly reminiscent of the aircraft "Gellik» (Gallic), was designed by "Moran-Saulnier» (Morane-Saulnier) in response to the issued 1928, the requirements of the French Ministry of Aviation to the primary training aircraft, which would be different decent flight- specifications. The end result was a plane MS 230, which combines proprietary schemes such as parasol (as is evident from this company designs fighters of the period) with a radial engine "Salmson» (Salmson) 250 liter capacity. from. (186,4 kW).

Morane-Saulnier MS.406 photo

The plane was warmly welcomed by the French. During 1930-ies were built more than 1000 aircraft. French Air Force (Armee de I'Air) used aircraft MS 230 not only for the training of pilots achievers, but also for aerial reconnaissance and artillery fire adjustment. Aircraft MS 230 1932 were replaced by substantially the same plane on which MS 315 (although larger but lighter). In addition to those instances that operated in France, the number of aircraft exported to Romania, Greece, Belgium and Brazil. Flying airplanes copies MS 230 / 315 can be found in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK.


Basic data


  • Length: 6,93 m Wingspan: 10,72 height: 2,98 m

  • Flight range: 560 km Powerplant "Salmson" 9A Power: 250 l. from. (186,4 kW)


The weight:

  • BLANK: 832,35 kg

  • Maximum take-off: 1160,30 kg


Date of first flight:

  • February 1929 years


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 204 km / h


Bonjour. Ce n'est pas une aile parasol. Il n'y a qu'un pilote. CM.