Morane-Saulnier M.S.755 Fleuret

The Morane-Saulnier M.S.755 Fleuret was a prototype for a two-seat jet trainer that lost out to the Fouga Magister, but that became the basis for the successful Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris. The M.S.755 was a twin-engined aircraft with a low wing and a 'T' shaped tail (with the horizontal surfaces on top of the vertical surface). It was powered by two Turbomeca Marboré II turbojets. The two crew sat side-by-side.

The M.S.755 made its maiden flight on 29 January 1953. It lost out to the Fouga Magister in the French design contest, but Morane-Saulnier had faith in the basic design. After some work it emerged as the Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris four-seat jet liaison aircraft, which was ordered by both the French Air Force and Navy and sold overseas.

Engine: Two Turbomeca Marboré II turbojets
Power: 880lb thrust each
Crew: 2
Span: 31ft 4in
Length: 31ft 10in
Height: 8ft 11in
Empty weight: 4,190lb
Maximum take-off weight:
Max speed: 449mph
Range: 450 miles

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 January 2014), Morane-Saulnier M.S.755 Fleuret , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS755_fleuret.html

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