The Morane-Saulnier MS.760A Paris I is a four-seat military high-speed communications aircraft
and advanced trainer. The prototype of the original design, the side-by-side 2-seater MS.755 Fleuret
already flew first on 29 January 1953. Evolved for the French services as a four-seat liaison and communications
aircraft out of the MS.755 Fleuret, the first prototype Fleuret II or MS.760-01 Paris, powered by a pair of
Turboméca Marboré II turbojets, flew on 29 July 1954. After the French government ordered 50 aircraft
for the Air Force and Navy on 18 July 1956, the first production M.S.760A Paris flew on 27 February 1958.
Fitted with tip tanks, this type was delivered as the Paris IR to the Armée de l'Air and the Aeronavale.
The MS-760B Paris II with various systems improvements and integral fuel tanks in wing leading edges, flew
first on 12 December 1960. Two Turbomeca Marbore VI turbojet engines power the Paris II. The MS 760C Paris III,
a five-seat development of the M.S.760 with a re-designed fully integral cabin and enlarged wings was
flown first on 28 February 1964. A total of 109 MS.760A Paris I, 10 MS.760B Paris II and 1 MS.760C Paris III
In 1962, the "Staat der Nederlanden" ordered seven Paris II jet trainers for use
with the Rijksluchtvaartschool at Groningen Airport Eelde, the Netherlands. The 1964-built
Morane-Saulnier MS-760B Paris II PH-MSW c/n 107 (ex. F-BJZV) was registered on 2 June 1964.
After the airframe was withdrawn from use with the RLS, registration PH‑MSW was cancelled
on 14 September 1973. The Morane-Saulnier MS760B Paris still wears registration PH-MSW when
photographed on 20 September 1973. The aircraft was sold in the USA and registered N5879 on
17 October 1973. In 2004, the Paris was still active in the USA.