Morane-Saulnier MS.570

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MS.570
Role Utility aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight 19 December 1945
Number built 10

The Morane-Saulnier MS.570 was a civil utility aircraft produced in small numbers in France in the late 1940s.[1][2][3] It was a derivative of the MS.560 aerobatics aircraft with a revised fuselage design that added a second seat side-by-side with the pilot's and a more powerful engine.[2]

Like its predecessor, the MS.570 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage. Construction was of metal throughout, with the fuselage having a semi-monocoque structure. The cockpit was enclosed by an expansive bubble canopy that slid rearwards to provide access.[4] The wings could be folded for storage.[4]

While the MS.570 had only two seats, it was followed by MS.571 that added an extra seat to the rear of the cockpit[2][3] (optionally, a small bench seat[4]), and the dedicated four-seater MS.572.[2]


Variants[edit]

  • MS.570 - two-seat version with Renault 4Pei engine (1 built)
  • MS.571 - 3/4-seat version with Renault 4Pei engine (7 built)
  • MS.572 - four-version with Potez 4D-01 engine (2 built)


Specifications (MS.571 in three-seat configuration)[edit]

Data from "The Morane-Saulnier 571", 420

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 2-3 passengers
  • Length: 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.41 m (34 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 678 kg (1,490 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,054 kg (2,318 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pei, 104 kW (140 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 258 km/h (161 mph)
  • Range: 1,000 km (620 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 687
  2. ^ a b c d The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft 2559
  3. ^ a b Simpson 1995, 261
  4. ^ a b c "The Morane-Saulnier 571", 420

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-577-5. 
  • "The Morane-Saulnier 571". Flight: 420–21. 17 October 1946. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. ISBN 0-7106-0710-5.