Morane-Saulnier M.S.51

The Morane-Saulnier M.S.51 was a version of the M.S.50 parasol wing primary trainer, but with an inline engine in place of the original aircraft's radial engine. The M.S.50 was a parasol-wing primary trainer that first appeared in 1924. It differed from the earlier M.S.35 in having a wing with rounded tips and an improved aerodynamic profile, but it didn’t enter French service. The M.S.51 was a variant powered by an Hispano-Suiza V-8 engine. Only two were produced, one from new and one by converting an M.S.50.

Engine: Hispano-Suiza 8Ab V-8
Power: 180hp
Wing span: 38ft 4 3/4in

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 January 2011), Morane-Saulnier M.S.51 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS51.html

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