The Morane-Saulnier M.S.317 was a post Second World War designation given to forty M.S.315 primary trainers that were given new engines in the 1960s. The parasol wing M.S.315 was produced in large numbers before the Second World War, and a number of aircraft survived the conflict. By the start of the 1960s a number of these aircraft were being used as civil glider tugs. Between 1960 and 1962 forty of these aircraft were re-engined with war-surplus 220hp Continental W-670K radial engines, and the M.S.317 designation.
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Rickard, J (17 July 2012), Morane-Saulnier M.S.317 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS317.html