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MS.315

Morane-Saulnier MS.315

Morane-Saulnier MS.317 F-BGUV and F-BCNL

The Morane-Saulnier MS.315 is a primary training monoplane designed and built in France by Morane-Saulnier.

  • Role: Primary trainer
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Morane-Saulnier
  • First flight: 1932
  • Number built: 356

Variants

  • MS.315 – Production version with a 135hp (101kW) Salmson 9Nc radial engine, 350 built.
  •  MS.315/2 – Higher powered civil version, five built.
  • MS.316 – Variant powered by a Regnier inverted Vee engine, one built.
  • MS.317 -1960s conversions with a 220hp (164kW) Continental W-670K radial engine, 40 converted.

Military operators

  • French Air Force
  • French Navy
  • Peruvian Air Force

Specifications (MS.315)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.60 m (24 ft 11¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 4½ in)
  • Height: 2.80 m (9 ft 2¼ in)
  • Wing area: 21.60 m2 (232.51 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 548 kg (1208 lb)
  • Gross weight: 860 kg (1896 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 9Nc radial engine, 101 kW (135 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 5500 m (18,045 ft)