Morane-Saulnier M.S.226


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Morane-Saulnier M.S.226

In 1932, Morane-Saulnier initiated study of a dedicated shipboard version of the M.S.225 fighter. Designated M.S.226 and powered by a similar Gnome-Rhone 9Kdrs to that of the shore-based fighter, the shipboard aircraft differed initially in having some structural strengthening, an arrester hook and naval equipment. Three prototypes were ordered in 1933, the first two being completed as M.S.226s and the third as the M.S.226bis which differed in having aft-folding wings. No series production of the M.S.226 was undertaken as the Marine Nationale considered the type to be conceptually obsolescent.

  Take-off weight1640 kg3616 lb
  Wingspan10.56 m35 ft 8 in
  Length7.25 m24 ft 9 in
  Height3.26 m11 ft 8 in
  Wing area17.20 m2185.14 sq ft
  Max. speed277 km/h172 mph
  Ceiling7500 m24600 ft

Domingos Duarte, e-mail, 05.11.2007 17:11


I'm a portuguese modeler specialized in aerobatic teams.

I know that this plaqne was flew for some pilots in, 1932 with the name "Patrouille DÉtampes".

Can you help me, with some fotos of this "Patrouille"?

Thankio Very much.
Best regards
Domingos Duarte


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