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Morane Saulnier Type P
Morane Saulnier Type P

Morane Saulnier Type P

In 1911, the brothers Robert and Leon Morane along with Raymondem Saulnier, established the Morane-Saulnier aircraft factory. The first aircraft was built in 1912. The Morane-Saulnier P was a development of the type L parasol-wing monoplane. There were also two single-seat fighter versions, one with the standard parasol wing and one with the wing lowered to the top of the fuselage. The "parasol" was a fighter reconnaissance aircraft.

Country: France
Manufacturer: Société des Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier
Type: Reconnaissance
First Service: 1914
Number Built: 565
Engine(s): 110hp La Rhone
Wing Span: 11.2 m
Length: 7.18 m
Height: 3.48 m
Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight: 1614 lb
Max Speed: 97 mph
Ceiling: 15.997 ft
Endurance: 2.5 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 1 or 2 7.7 mm Machineguns
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