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Morane-Saulnier AI (MS-27 / -29)
Morane-Saulnier AI (MS-27 / -29)

Morane-Saulnier AI (MS-27 / -29)




  • Type: Single single-engine fighter with a parasol wing type

  • Crew: one pilot

Although he was highly regarded during his first flight in late summer 1917 years, radically reworked AI aircraft was disappointing when he entered the front at the beginning of next year. Although the company "Moran-Saulnier" built more than 1000 aircraft, the type, after replacing it with a more conventional aircraft SPAD 13.S was the middle of May 1918 years demoted to uchebnotrenirovochny plane. The official reasons for the rapid loss of its value this plane remained unclear until now, although some sources at the time noted that a lot of AI aircraft suffered from structural failure in flight, and his rotary engine in everyday use showed himself too temperamental *. Two aircraft AI still make regular flights - one at Old Rhinebeck, and the other (halfspear) in the collection of J. Salis in France. In these countries, there are several replicas in a state of airworthiness.


Morane-Saulnier AI (MS-27 / -29) photo

Morane-Saulnier AI (MS-27 / -29) photo


Basic data


  • Length: 5,65 m Wingspan: 8,51 height: 2,4 m
  • Flight duration: 1,75 hours Powerplant: "Dwarf Monosupap" 9N Power: 150 l. from. (112 kW)


The weight:

  • BLANK: 414 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 674 kg


Date of first flight:

  • early August 1917 years


The surviving airworthy modifications: Type AI

Right: One of the replicas from the collection of Jean Salis performs a jog at the airport La Fert4 Alais.


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 221 km / h


Military aviation


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