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Morane-Saulnier AN

Страна: Франция

Год: 1919

Two-seater Tractor Biplane

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W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


MORANE-SAULNIER TYPE AN (MoS 31 TO MoS 34) France

  Designed to use a 450 hp Bugatti 16-cylinder water-cooled engine, the Type AN two-seat fighter completed in the summer of 1918 was a large, two-bay equi-span staggered biplane with a monocoque fuselage. Officially tested at Villacoublay on 27 October 1918, the Type AN produced disappointing results and alternatives to the unorthodox Bugatti engine were investigated. The 400 hp Liberty 12 was installed in the Type ANL and the 450 hp Renault 12Kb in the Type ANR, both being tested in 1919. The armament of the AN series aircraft consisted of a forward-firing 7,7-mm Vickers gun and twin 7,7-mm Lewis guns on a flexible mount in the rear cockpit. The final variant of the basic design, the Type ANS, was fitted with a 530 hp Salmson 18Z 18-cylinder water-cooled two-row radial. Development continued through 1919, the Type ANL becoming the MoS 32, the ANR becoming the MoS 33 and the ANS becoming the MoS 34, but, although some promising results were obtained, further development was discontinued. The following data relate to the Bugatti-engined prototype.

Max speed, 140 mph (225 km/h) at sea level.
Time to 6,560 ft (2 000 m), 6.66 min.
Loaded weight, 3,902 lb (1 770 kg).
Span, 38 ft 5 4/5 in (11,73 m).
Length, 27 ft 4 1/2 in (8,34 m).
Height, 9 ft 1 in (2,77m).
Wing area, 441.33 sq ft (41,00 m2).


Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919


THE MORANE SAULNIER. TYPE C.2.
  
  
Type of machine Two-seater Tractor Biplane.
Name or type No. of machine Morane Saulnier. Type C.2.
Span 11.726 m.
Gap 1.7 m.
Overall length 8.345 m.
Chord 1.9 m.
Total surface of wings 41 sq. m.
Span of tail 3.66 m.
Engine type and h.p. 420 h.p. Bugatti.
Airscrew, diameter 3.1m.

Журнал - Flight за 1919 г.
THE MORANE FIGHTING BIPLANE, FITTED WITH A BUGATTI ENGINE: Note the "lobster-pot" radiators mounted below the engine, and the back-swept wings.
Форум - Breguet's Aircraft Challenge /WWW/
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
Type AN-derived, the Renault-powered ANR was similar to the Salmson-engined ANS (shown).
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
With a Liberty engine, the ANL was a further prototype derived from the sole Type AN.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Avion Morane-Saulnier Type C.2
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
Type AN-derived, the Renault-powered ANR (shown) was similar to the Salmson-engined ANS.