Morane-Saulnier M.S.129

The Morane-Saulnier M.S.129 was developed from the M.S.53 parasol wing trainer, and differed mainly in having a more powerful engine. The M.S.53 was itself developed from the M.S.50, a parasol wing trainer that appeared in 1924. The M.S.50 had a new straight wing, with an improved aerodynamic profile and rounded tips. The M.S.53 was very similar, but with a swept back 'autostable' wing.

The M.S.129 was developed in 1925. It was a swept-wing parasol trainer, powered by an180hp Hispano-Suiza engine. The type was produced in small numbers, with some going to the Romanian air force while others were sold on the civil market. The M.S.129 was followed by the rather more successful M.S.130, which was adopted by the French armed forces.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 January 2011), Morane-Saulnier M.S.129 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS129.html

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