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Morane-Saulnier AE (MS-25)

Страна: Франция

Год: 1916

Morane-Saulnier - AC (MS-23) - 1916 - Франция<– –>Morane-Saulnier - BB / BH - 1916 - Франция

J.Herris - Weird Wings of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (70)
Throughout the war Morane-Saulnier built a lot of braced monoplanes. The AE reconnaissance prototype was not produced. The extensive wing bracing of the AE needed for its monoplane wing generated almost as much drag as a biplane without the biplane's lift or inherent strength, showing clearly why biplanes were preferred to monoplanes during WWI. Only the cantilever monoplane wing, first produced in wood by Fokker, enabled the monoplane to combine the strength of the biplane with lower drag. This was a major structural design breakthrough that eventually led to the cantilever monoplane being the dominant configuration.