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French Morane Saulnier MS 406

Morane-Saulnier Type N was the first French aircraft to be developed specifically as a fighter.

Finnish fighter Moran-Saulnier Ms.406 at the airport

Morane-Saulnier MS-406. French WWII fighter.

Morane-Saulnier MS-406. French WWII fighter.

Moraine-Saulnier/FFW D3801 (HB-RCF) based at Bex, Switzerland. Painted in the colours of MS 406C1 French Armee de l'Air May 1940. Cambrai airshow 2010.

Morane-Saulnier MS.406 of the French Vichy Air Force’s Groupe de Chasse (Fighter Group) I/7 landing at Rayak Air Base, Lebanon, late 1940. The GC I/7 was one of the Vichy air unites deployed in the Levant (Syria and Lebanon) committed to desperate counter-attacks against the British and Free French forces on June-July 1941. Victor Sierra

French Morane -Saulnier MS 406 fighters straight from Bouguennais are prepared for service at an Armee de l'Air unit in the autumn of 1939. The MS 406 was as numerous as the Bf109E in spring 1940.

Morane Saulnier-406, Fighter, French, WWII

The French used this method of take-off in the early years. In this picture one can see the chief Steward (top) shouting to the passenger halfway up the tree that he is holding up the flight!

A Morane Saulnier MS 406 of the French Armee de l` Air, restored and airworthy in the colours of Groupe de Chasse ( fighter group ) " Cicogne " ( Storks ), which operated this fighter type before and during the Battle of France ( 1940 ).

French soldiers in a bunker on the Maginot Line surrendering in 1940 to German soldiers . . . .