Morane-Saulnier M.S.147

The Morane-Saulnier M.S.147 was a trainer produced by matching the faired fuselage and landing gear of the M.S.130 and the swept back parasol wing of the M.S.138. The M.S.130 had been a training aircraft used by the French Navy, while the M.S.138 was used by the Armée de l'Air in the early 1930s.

The prototype M.S.147 made its maiden flight in 1928. It was powered by a 120hp Salmson 9Ac radial engine and had a top speed of 90mph. 109 were built, of which thirty were sold to Brazil, five to Greece, three to the Aéropostale company, and other aircraft to Guatemala and Turkey.

The M.S.147 was followed by a single M.S.148 and then by fifty six M.S.149s produced for the French Navy.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 February 2012), Morane-Saulnier M.S.147 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS147.html

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