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Morane-Saulnier MS.230

Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Monoplane Aircraft

Morane-Saulnier MS.230

Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Monoplane Aircraft

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SPECIFICATIONS
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



Over 1000 of the popular French-made Morane-Saulnier MS.230 monoplane trainers were built during the pre-World War 2 period.
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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 1929
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Morane-Saulnier - France
PRODUCTION: 1,005
OPERATORS: Belgium; Brazil; Czechoslovakia; France; Nazi Germany; Greece; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Switzerland; United States; Venezuela
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Morane-Saulnier MS.230 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 21.98 feet (6.7 meters)
WIDTH: 35.10 feet (10.7 meters)
HEIGHT: 9.19 feet (2.8 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,830 pounds (830 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 2,535 pounds (1,150 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Salmson 9AB 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 230 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
SPEED (MAX): 162 miles-per-hour (260 kilometers-per-hour; 140 knots)
RANGE: 360 miles (580 kilometers; 313 nautical miles)
CEILING: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• MS.230 - Base Series Designation; definitive production model.
• MS.229 - Fitted with Hispano-Suiza 8a V8 engine; two examples completed.
• MS.231 - Fitted with Lorraine 7Mb engine of 240 horsepower; six completed.
• MS.232 - One-off experimental variant fitted with Clerget 9Ca diesel-fueled engine of 200 horsepower.
• MS.233 - Fitted with Gnome-Rhone 5Ba OR 5Bc engine of 230 horsepower; 22 completed with sixteen built under license in Portugal.
• MS.234 - Fitted with Hispano-Suiza 9Qa engine; two examples completed.
• MS.234/2 - MS-130 racer model converted with Hispano 9Qb engine of 230 horsepower under new racing cowling.
• MS.235 - Fitted with Gnome-Rhone 7Kb engine of 300 horsepower; single example of 1930.
• MS.235H - Float-equipped variant of 1931.
• MS.236 - Fitted with Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx ICV engine of 215 horsepower; model of 1932; license production by Belgium.
• MS.237 - Fitted wit Salmson 9Aba engine of 280 horsepower; model of 1934; five complete for private buyers.






MEDIA







General Assessment (BETA)
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Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
MF Power Rating (BETA)
24
The MF Power Rating takes into account over sixty individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of 100 total possible points.
Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (162mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.