The pre-war Morane-Saulnier Type G became the blueprint for many influential early aeroplanes: not only the early Morane-Saulnier fighters such as the Type H
, Type L
, and Type N, but Germany's Fokker
and Pfalz eindeckers. While ninety-four were ordered by Aviation Militaire
, they were only used a short time in 1914 before being replaced by Type L's, which had much better downward vision. A handful were tried by many combatants, but their chief proponent was Russia, where they were used for unarmed reconnaissance until mid 1915. Russian Type Gs came in two varieties, one with 14 square meter wings
and a version with 16 square meter wings (like this product).
This product comes in both 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:144 scale has a single aeroplane. The 1:285 product comes with three aeroplanes
, each with a removable propeller disk rather than propeller blades. They are joined by sprues to keep the cost down. You will have to carefully remove the sprues with snippers or nail cutters.
For more details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Morane-Saulnier_Type_G