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, e-mail, 23.03.2018 11:34

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 18:40

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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