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Morane-Saulnier MS-660 / MS-661
 
 Morane-660-01
 
Immediately after the end of World War II, the management of Morane-Saulnier thought about creating a light aircraft for amateur pilots. The design of such a machine was supposed to be extremely simple, to allow pilots to assemble it with minimal technical training. As a result, at the end of 1945, the MS.660 project appeared, based on the development of M. Dupont. The MS.660 was intended to be sold just in the form of plans, or pre-fabricated for self-construction.
 
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The prototype (F-WBGA) flew for the first time on the 17th of February 1946, powered by a Train 4E01 engine with 50 hp. The second prototype, with more rounded shapes, a different landing gear and 60 hp Aster engine, was further modified later to become the MS.662.
 
On April 22 1946, MS.660 was officially presented at the exhibition of light aircraft organized by the French Ministry of Aviation. The angular and clumsy machine with average flight data did not arouse any interest among customers. In 1947, Morane-Saulnier made another attempt with a seriously redesigned MS.661, but it also ended in failure.
 

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 MS-661 no.1 F-WCDY
 
 
MS-660
Engine: Train 4E01, 50 hp
Wingspan: 7.20 m
Length: 4.60 m
Height: 2.20 m
Empty weight: 232 kg
MTOW: 360 kg
Maximum speed: 160 kph
Cruising speed: 127 kph
Ceiling: 4500 m
Range: 500 km
Crew: 1
 
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