Morane-Saulnier MS.755 Fleuret

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MS.755 Fleuret
Role Two-seat jet trainer
National origin France
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight 29 January 1953
Number built 1
Developed into Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris

The Morane-Saulnier MS.755 Fleuret was a prototype French two-seat jet trainer designed and built by Morane-Saulnier. It failed to gain any orders but was developed into the larger four-seat MS.760 Paris.[1]

Development[edit]

The Fleuret was designed and built to compete in an order for the French Air Force for a two-seat jet trainer.[2] It was a side-by-side low mid-wing cantilever monoplane with a T-tail and powered by two 800 lbf (3.6kn) Turbomeca Marboré II turbojets.[1] The prototype with French test registration F-ZWRS first flew on 29 January 1953.[1] The aircraft was not ordered with the Air Force buying the Fouga Magister instead and only one Fleuret was built.[2]

The Fleuret II an enlarged four-seat development was designed and produced as the MS.760 Paris.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54[3] & Aviafrance[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.56 m (31 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 18.0 m2 (194 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.12:1
  • Empty weight: 1,905 kg (4,190 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,650 kg (5,830 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Marboré II turbojet, 3.9 kN (880 lbf) thrust each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 720 km/h (449 mph)
  • Range: 725 km (450 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,360 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 17 m/s (3,346 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Simpson 1991, page 215
  2. ^ a b Orbis 1982, page 2559
  3. ^ Bridgman 1953, p. 143.
  4. ^ Parmentier, Bruno. "Morane-Saulnier MS-755 'Fleuret'". aviafrance. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1953). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54. London: Jane's All The World's Aircraft Publishing Company. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.