Morane-Saulnier M.S.53

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The Morane-Saulnier M.S.53 was a parasol wing trainer that was produced in small numbers and sold to the Turkish Air Force. It was a variant on the M.S.50, a parasol wing trainer that first appeared in 1924. The M.S.50 differed from the earlier M.S.35 in having an improved wing profile and rounded wing tips, but wasn't ordered by the French military. The M.S.53 differed from the M.S.50 in have a sweptback parasol wing, a feature Morane-Saulnier described as an ''autostable'' wing, and that featured in all of their later parasol wing trainers. The M.S.53 was produced in small numbers, and five were sold to the Turkish air force. It was then developed into the M.S.129, which was produced in small numbers, and the more successful M.S.130, of which 145 were built.

Wing span: 35ft 1 1/4in

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 January 2011), Morane-Saulnier M.S.53 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_morane_saulnier_MS53.html

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