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The Morane-Saulnier MS.315 is a primary training monoplane designed and built in France by Morane-Saulnier.
The MS.315 was developed from the earlier MS.300 primary trainer and related variants and first flew in October 1932. The MS.315 is a parasol-wing monoplane with a tailwheel, with divided main landing gear, and powered by a 135hp (101kW) Salmson 9Nc radial engine. A production run of 346 aircraft followed the four prototypes (including 33 built after the Second World War). Five high-powered MS.317/2 variants were also produced for the civil market, and a single MS.316 was built, powered by a Regnier inverted Vee engine.
In the 1960s 40 MS.315 used as civil glider tugs were modified with a 220hp (164kW) Continental W-670K radial engine and re-designated the MS.317.
- Production version with a 135hp (101kW) Salmson 9Nc radial engine, 350 built.
- Higher powered civil version, five built.
- Variant powered by a Regnier inverted Vee engine, one built.
- 1960s conversions with a 220hp (164kW) Continental W-670K radial engine, 40 converted.
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- 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)
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph)
- Service ceiling: 5500 m (18,045 ft)
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- Orbis 1985, page 2556
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.