Morane-Saulnier M.S.152

The Morane-Saulnier M.S.152 was a two-seat fighter reconnaissance aircraft produced in small numbers in the late 1920s. It was a braced parasol winged two-seater, with open cockpits. The aircraft carried a ring mounting for twin .303in machine guns on the observer's cockpit and could also carry a fixed forward firing machine gun and another machine gun in a ventral trap (this could also be used to carry a camera). There were glazed observation panels in the side of the fuselage to improve the observer's view. The aircraft made its maiden flight in 1928 and was produced in small numbers.

Engine: Salmson 9Ab radial
Power: 230hp
Top Speed: 114mph
Wing Span: 42ft 0in
Armament: Two flexibly mounted .303in machine guns, plus space for one fixed forward firing and one ventrally mounted gun.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 July 2012), Morane-Saulnier M.S.152 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS152.html

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