Morane-Saulnier MS.560

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MS.560
Role Aerobatic monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
First flight 1 September 1945
Number built 3
Variants Morane-Saulnier MS.570

The Morane-Saulnier MS.560 was a French civil aerobatic monoplane designed and built by Morane-Saulnier.[1]

Development[edit]

First flown in 1945 the MS.560 was a single-seat low-wing monoplane with a retractable landing gear.[1] Powered by a 75 hp (56 kW) Train 6D-01 piston engine three variants followed all using different engines.[1] In 1946 a two-seat touring variant was produced as the Morane-Saulnier MS.570.[1]

Variants[edit]

MS.560
Prototype powered by a 75 hp (56 kW) Train 6D-01 engine, one built.[2]
MS.561
Variant powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Mathis G4-Z engine, one built.[2]
MS.562
Variant powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Blackburn Cirrus Minor engine.
MS.563
Variant powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Mathis G4-Z or Walter Minor 4-III engine.
MS.564
1949 variant powered by a Walter Minor 4-III engine, one built.[2]

Specifications (MS.560)[edit]

Data from ,[1] New French Personal Planes Mark Revival of Tricolor Industry [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 11.79 m2 (126.9 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 347 kg (765 lb)
  • Gross weight: 984 kg (2,170 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Train 6D-01 piston engine, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 233 km/h; 126 kn (145 mph) at 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 208 km/h; 112 kn (129 mph)
  • Range: 998 km; 539 nmi (620 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (22,960 ft)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 2559
  2. ^ a b c Simpson 1991, p. 214
  3. ^ Charriou 1946, p. 41.
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