morane 506 : a fictional variant of 406

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an my invention : ;D

I simply imagined a Morane 406 re-engined with Gnome-et-Rhône 14N

I hope you like ! :)
 

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I may even have existed for real ;) considering
- the number of variants each french fighter had (panick stricken etat majors)
- the number of radial-trainer derivatives of the Morane 406 (MS-470 Vanneau)
- the impossibility of having enough Hispano suiza 12Y for so much fighter types (VG-33, D-520, and many others)

Nice whatif :)
 

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Indeed, it could have been real, but the designation is wrong, I think.
MS.407, 408 or something like that, ok, but as it would have been just
a variant of the basic 406, the first digit would have remained the same,
I think. Just remember the MS.470 Vanneau (in-line), with the later variants
MS.472 and 474 (radial) and 475 (again in-line).
And so the MS.506 was a re-engined MS.500 Criquet later. ;)
 

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Jemiba said:
Indeed, it could have been real, but the designation is wrong, I think.
MS.407, 408 or something like that, ok, but as it would have been just
a variant of the basic 406, the first digit would have remained the same,
I think. Just remember the MS.470 Vanneau (in-line), with the later variants
MS.472 and 474 (radial) and 475 (again in-line).
And so the MS.506 was a re-engined MS.500 Criquet later. ;)
Probably i have thinked about german designations !

So could be a variant of 406 builded under german autorities control ! ;D
So an other possible designations is MS.416
 

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in a fantastic enciclopedia of aircraft :
Morane-Saulnier M.S.506 Supermorane

Morane-Saulnier MS-506 Criquet ( a variant of Fieseler 156 builded by Morane)
 

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Well, we're in the "speculative" section here and around 1939/40 there still
wasn't a MS.500, so, why not a MS.506.
And if the system (if there ever was one), would have been kept as it was
during the hectic days, who knows ....
LATER, I think, the so-called "Super Morane" was the MS.460, which was never
built, but is said in some sources to have been the basis for the swiss D.3802/
3803 (which in turn is often designated "MS.540" although in fact it wasn't a
Morane Saulnier type !") ... ::)
We wouldn't be the first to be driven mad by a french designation system, so,
just for our mental health, let it be the MS.506 !

But keep in mind the confusion, if someone searches the net for the MS.506 and
finds this fighter ! ;D
 

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