The Morane-Saulnier M.S.250 was an advanced trainer designed for observers. It was similar in appearance to the M.S.230 intermediate trainer, with a swept-back parasol wing, but that had a new tail. Both cockpits were given windscreens, and the rear cockpit was equipped with a gun ring. In a reverse of the normal arrangement, the trainee observer used the rear cockpit, while the pilot-instructor used the front cockpit. The M.S.250 was powered by a 230hp Salmson 9Ab radial engine, and had a top speed of 117mph. The aircraft was later developed into the M.S.251, with a more powerful engine.
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Rickard, J (13 March 2012), Morane-Saulnier M.S.250, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS250.html