MORANE SAULNIER M.S.230

 

IN SERVICE: 1932 ~ Apr. 1941
 
ROLE: Trainer [Observation /  Liaison after Oct 1940)
 
ENGINE: 1 x SALMSON 9Ab 230HP
 
CREW: 2
 
BEFORE 28/ΟΚΤ/1940
CAMO: French Green in all fabric, Natural Metal in all metallic parts
CODES: White M1~M25 fuselage/undeside of the wings
NATIONAL MARKINGS: tail/underside of the wings [Light Blue FS35300]
 
28/ΟΚΤ/1940 – ΑΠΡ/1941
CAMO: Some aircrafts took a Dark Green, Light Earth,  Sky Blue camo
CODES: ?
NATIONAL MARKINGS: fuselage/underside of the wings [Middle Blue FS35056]
 
BATTLE ORDER: 25 aircrafts –3nd Army Cooperation Sq
 
ACTION: Italian Invasion,  German Invasion

colorized photo by  http://greek-war-equipment.blogspot.com

Original photo: “HELLENIC AIRCRAFTS 1912 UP TO DAY” –IPMS GREECE 1992

 

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One Response to “MORANE SAULNIER M.S.230”

  1. Φωτης Ζωγραφος Says:

    I think that all the fabric parts of the plane were painted green,as they were in the French Air Force.Only the metal aereas arround the both cockpits and behind the motor,were in natural metal colour.The original photo you are refering to, shows no distinguishing line between upper-lower surfaces. The sky blue colour was painted on the lower surfaces of the plane,at the time that some of these planes were camouflaged in dark green-light earth -sky blue,in order to be used in observation or liaison missions

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