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Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris
FAF 34/133-CG  
SOCATA-GA TB-10 Tobago
PH-MSW Morane-Saulnier MS.760B.GFS Paris II c/n 107 - RLS - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - 20/09/1973 more at Groningen Airport Eelde

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 were built.

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 After the airframe was withdrawn from use with the RLS, registration PH‑MSW was cancelled on 14 September 1973.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.

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