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PH-MSW Morane-Saulnier MS.760B.GFS Paris II c/n 107 - RLS - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - 20 September 1973 Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)

The Morane-Saulnier MS.760A Paris IR 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 flew on 29 July 1954, powered by a pair of Turboméca Marboré II turbojets. 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 Morane-Saulnier MS.760B.GFS Paris II was operated by the RLS from September 1962 until 1974 when they were replaced by the Cessna 500 Citation.
The 1964-built Morane-Saulnier MS-760B Paris II s/n 107 was testflown as F-BJZV. On 2 June 1964, the aircraft was registered PH-MSW with the Rijksluchtvaartdienst on behalf of the Rijksluchtvaartschool. On 22 September 1970, the registered ownership changed to Staat der Nederlanden with as before the Rijksluchtvaartschool as operator. After the airframe was withdrawn from use with the RLS, registration PH-MSW was cancelled on 14 September 1973. The aircraft was sold in the USA where it was registered N5879 with Paris Jet Inc. on 17 October 1973. Since, the N5879 was registered with a number of owners in the USA. On 12 January 2017, Morane-Saulnier MS.760B.GFS Paris II N5879 was registered with MS 760 Sales Inc, Calhoun, GA. The N5879 was stored at Calhoun. After registration N5879 expired it was cancelled on 5 January 2020.
However registration PH-MSW was cancelled on 14 September 1973, the aircraft was photographed at Groningen Airport Eelde as PH-MSW on 20 September 1973.

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