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Morane-Saulnier WWII French fighter plane

Morane-Saulnier MS 406

The French Morane-Saulnier 406 was a fighter plane. It did not perform well against its enemies and was particularly outperformed by the Messerschmitt 109E during World War II. The aircraft pictured above is in Finnish service and is marked with the blue Finnish swastika. 1,176 Morane-Saulniers were built.


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Morane-Saulnier French fighter plane

Morane-Saulnier

The aircraft pictured above is in Swiss service and is marked with the white cross on a red background.


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* Morane-Saulnier MS406 facts

Category Fighter
Manufacturer Morane-Saulnier
Introduced 1938
Used in WW II by



French Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Swiss Air Force
Turkish Air Force
Number built 1,176
Max. speed 290 mph
Range 620 miles
* Numbers are approximate

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