92152 Morane Saulnier MS.405

92152 Morane Saulnier MS.405

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Morane-Saulnier's response was the M.S.405 developed by Engineer in Chief Paul-René Gauthier. The MS.405 was a low-wing monoplane of mixed construction, with fabric-covered wooden tail, but a bonded metal/wood material skin fixed to duralumin tubing. Plymax consisted of a thin sheet of duralumin bonded to a thicker sheet of plywood.

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Producer: RS Models

4 decal variants:


1. MS.405C, No.1 test v CEMA, pilot "Kostia" Rozanoff, Remeš 1938

2. MS.405C, No.1, Chartres , červen 1940

3. MS.405C, No.4, prototyp MS.406, CEMA , leden 1940

4. MS.405C, No.15, Salon de Provence 1939


Morane-Saulnier had a long history of producing warplanes dating back to pre-World War I years, but in the inter-war period, they had concentrated on civil designs. The aircraft was a departure for them, being their first low-wing monoplane, first with an enclosed cockpit, and first design with retracting landing gear. The new 860 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ygrs engine driving a two-pitch Chauvière propeller powered the first M.S405-1 prototype, which flew on 8 August 1935.Development was very slow, and the second M.S.405-2 prototype with a 900 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs engine didn't fly until 20 January 1937, almost a year and a half later. With the new engine the fighter reached 443 km/h (275 mph), fast enough to secure an order for a further 16 pre-production prototypes, each including improvements on the previous version.

Decal variants: France

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