Morane-Saulnier P

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Type P
Morane-Saulnier P French First World War reconnaissance aircraft in RFC markings.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier
Introduction 1914
Primary users Aéronautique Militaire
Royal Flying Corps
Number built 595

The Morane-Saulnier Type P was a French parasol wing two-seat reconnaissance aeroplane of the First World War. Morane-Saulnier built 595 for the French air force, and it was also used by the British until 1916-17.

The Type P was larger, more powerful, and better armed than its predecessor, the Type L. It was also more popular than the similar Type LA.


 United Kingdom

Specifications (Type P)[edit]

Data from The Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing)[1]

General characteristics



See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists



  1. ^ Bruce 1982, p. 312.


  • Bruce, J.M. The Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing). London: Putnam, 1982. ISBN 0-370-30084-X.
  • Davilla, Dr. James J.; Soltan, Arthur (1997). French Aircraft of the First World War. Mountain View, CA: Flying Machines Press. ISBN 978-1891268090. 

See also Lewis, Cecil Sagittarius Rising for descriptions of operations carried out flying the Parasol