Morane-Saulnier MS.760C Paris III business jet prototype......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is a contemporary article in French about the Morane-Saulnier MS.760C Paris III light business jet prototype; it wasn't a "project" because it was built and flown......

The article comes from the 15th December 1963 issue of Aviation Magazine......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 
If you are interested in that particular aircraft, the owner of the sole remaining prototype is a friend.
The aircraft is currently at Le Bourget, in near flightworthy condition.
--Luc
 
Machdiamond said:
If you are interested in that particular aircraft, the owner of the sole remaining prototype is a friend.
The aircraft is currently at Le Bourget, in near flightworthy condition.
--Luc

Thank you Luc; sorry but I'm not so interested (but I'm sure others will be); I just thought it was an unusual-looking aircraft. I try not to go anywhere near Le Bourget after I fainted when I first saw the Mirage IIIV in the Musée de l'Air :eek:......

Here is another article in French describing the ongoing flight-testing of the Morane-Saulnier MS.760C Paris III prototype and proposed design changes for a production version......

The article comes from the 1st January 1965 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 
HI Caravellarella.
Document from Morane as at
Le Salon du BOURGET at this date
 

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Machdiamond said:
If you are interested in that particular aircraft, the owner of the sole remaining prototype is a friend.
The aircraft is currently at Le Bourget, in near flightworthy condition.
--Luc

I for one would very much be interested in seeing that bird and taking a few pictures...
I'm planning to do a visit at Le Bourget some time soon, so if it's possible I'd love to get in touch with your friend.
Please let me know if that would be possible. Thanks!

toura said:
HI Caravellarella.
Document from Morane as at
Le Salon du BOURGET at this date

Thanks Paul (and Terry, of course) for all the great scans!
 
Stéphane, if you take some photos, I would like to see some showing the
cabin, as I had to work from the MS.760 Paris 4-seater, so largely guesswork
and quite probably not really representative.
 

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I will be at Le Bourget on June 20th or 21st, I can probably arrange a visit to the aircraft with his owner. It is not accessible to the public for now.

Please PM me who wants to come.

Here are a few drawings that I just scanned.

--Luc
 

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Couple of shots for Jemiba:
--Luc
 

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Many thanks indeed ! Boarding seems to have been not really
comfortable, especially not for pilot and co-pilot. But I wasn't completely
wrong, good to see . ;)
 
Dear Boys and Girls, is the Morane-Saulnier MS.760C Paris III pressurised? To me, the round "hublots" say yes; but the "car-door" says no......

Here is a little picture from the 1st December 1963 issue of Aviation Magazine......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 
Terry, yes it is pressurized.

If you look at the door photo closely, you can see latches in the upper and lower edges to carry the hoop loads.

Jemiba, getting into the pilot seat does not require yoga skills. I found it easier than getting inside the Eclipse or even the Raytheon Premier I for example.

--Luc
 
Hi Caravellarella
THE PLANE IS PRESSURIZATED
Read the document Morane it's write !
Bye
 
toura said:
Hi Caravellarella
THE PLANE IS PRESSURIZATED
Read the document Morane it's write !
Bye

Yes, thank you Toura. I just couldn't visualise (until Luc explained) that a "car-door" arrangment was compatible with pressurisation......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 
Thanks Luc, I must admit, that I have no personal experience in boarding
such aircraft. Well, compared to the "standard" MS.760, getting into the Paris III
certainly was much easier, due to the door, with needing a ladder to climb over
the cockpit wall. Maybe that was the point, that denied success of the Paris on
the civilian market, as Olive Anne Beech said "No true Lady would enter an aircraft
this way !".
As a sidenote, already on the Aerosalon Le Bourget in 1962 a mock-up of the MS.760C
as a dedicated light passenger aircraft was shown, but still different from the later aircraft,
with 5 seats only.
 

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That mockup is the most obscure Paris Jet in existence, probably because it was only a mockup, but I realized recently that even experienced people at Socata today had never heard about it. The owner of the current Paris Jet III did not know about it either.

Here is the only photo I have of it:

--Luc
 

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A photo from a slightly different angle was shown in Green - Observers Book Of Aircraft - 1963,
although, as usual in very small size, so quality of this scan is very low, too, sorry.
 

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A comparison between Paris I & III.
 

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