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Morane-Saulnier AR / MS 35 Helene

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First flown in 1915, the AR was a two-seat parasol-wing monoplane constructed largely of wood with fabric covering. About 400 were built after World War I (when it was known as the MS.35), mainly as intermediate trainers in three principal versions: MS.35R with a 59.6kW Le Rhone 9c rotary engine; MS.35A with an Anzani engine; and MS.35C with a Clerget 9B engine. The MS.35EP2 served with French Aeronautique Militaire 'Ecoles de Pilotage' up to 1929. Other military users were Poland (60), Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Guatemala, Romania, Soviet Union (30) and Turkey. A number also went to civil users.

At the IAR-Brasov plant, the production of 250 Potez XXVs, made of Canadian timber, was preceded by 30 Morane-Saulnier MS.35 EP2s. These high-wing trainers, serialled 'Black' 1 to 30, were powered by an 80hp (59kW) Gnome-Rhone engine and were manufactured between 1927 and 1928.

MS.35 EP2
Engine: 1 x Gnome-Rhone, 59kW / 80hp
Max take-off weight: 700 kg / 1543 lb
Empty weight: 450 kg / 992 lb
Wingspan: 10.6 m / 34 ft 9 in
Length: 6.8 m / 22 ft 4 in
Height: 3.6 m / 11 ft 10 in
Wing area: 18.0 sq.m / 193.75 sq ft
Max. speed: 135 km/h / 84 mph
Cruise speed: 120 km/h / 75 mph
Ceiling: 4600 m / 15100 ft
Crew: 2

Engine: Gnôme 80 Lambda, 79 hp
Length: 21.883 ft / 6.67 m
Height: 8.53 ft / 2.6 m
Wing span: 31.168 ft / 9.5 m
Wing area: 180.835 sq.ft / 16.8 sq.m
Max take off weight: 1025.3 lb / 465.0 kg
Weight empty: 701.2 lb / 318.0 kg
Max. weight carried: 324.1 lb / 147.0 kg
Wing load: 5.74 lb/sq.ft / 28.00 kg/sq.m
Crew: 1

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Morane-Saulnier AR / MS.35

 

 


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