Proudly made in France




 
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November 25th, 2014  
pampa14
 

Topic: Proudly made in France


The following link provides a full report with lots of photos and information about one of the most famous fighter aircraft of all time and certainly one of the most important to France in WW2. I hope you enjoy and I count on your visit!


http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com...ier-ms406.html
November 26th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pampa14
one of the most famous fighter aircraft of all time
HUH??????
November 26th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
I am not sure it is an unreasonable comment as the Morane Saulnier-MS.406 was the iconic French fighter at the beginning of the war.
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November 27th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I am not sure it is an unreasonable comment as the Morane Saulnier-MS.406 was the iconic French fighter at the beginning of the war.
May have been THE French fighter @ the beginning of the war, but "One of the most famous fighters of all time", Not! Lots of people who aren't history buffs can name a number of famous WWII fighters, this won't be one of them. The photo of some in Finnish markings was interesting.
November 27th, 2014  
tetvet
 
What's interesting is tread was posted at all .
November 27th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
May have been THE French fighter @ the beginning of the war, but "One of the most famous fighters of all time", Not! Lots of people who aren't history buffs can name a number of famous WWII fighters, this won't be one of them. The photo of some in Finnish markings was interesting.
I disagree the aircraft was used on many fronts by many countries and had an excellent reputation during the early stages of the battle of France, just because the layman only hear about the Spitfire, Mustang and Bf-109 does not make it less important.

I would also suggest that while few could name the fighter they would recognise it if they saw it, is it one of the "iconic" aircraft of WW2 no it isn't but is it A famous aircraft from the period not necessarily THE most famous aircraft of the period.
November 28th, 2014  
drakken
 
The MS406 was an outstanding plane in 1935..
But that plane was totally outdated in 1940
The Morane was way too slow for a fighter and lacking AP rounds for the 20mm gun and ground combat. (the same was true for all the French planes with the 20mm gun)

The best French planes at the begining of the war are the D520 a plane almost as good as the BF-109
The VG-33 was another good fighter a litle like the D-520.
and the last noticable plane is the Potez 630

The outdated MB-152 was better than the MS-406
And i am a huge fan of the crappy cauldron Cr-714 only because this is one of the best looking fighter of the second world war.


Or even better the Cr-460

November 28th, 2014  
George
 
C-460 looks like a typical Air Racer of the era. No sign of provisions for guns.
December 1st, 2014  
drakken
 
True, the Cr 714 or 760, were fighters and the 710 & the 460 were racers.
for the story, the Cr 460 won the Thompson trophy in 1936.
The first and the only one not won by an US pilote.



and btw sorry for destroying the forum frame with the previous picture.
 


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