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and is no longer available.List price: $29.95You pay: $21.59(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: RS ModelsStock Number: RSM 92134Scale: 1/72View all products of type "MS-406 / 410"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Important: RS Models are limited run kits with basic details and are for intermediate to advanced modelers only. They will require extra work to build successfully including scratch-building and modification of parts.
The Morane-Saulnier Morko was the designation given to M.S.406s and M.S.410s in Finnish service after they had been given the Klimov M-105P engine.
A large number of Klimov M-105P engines had fallen into their hands, and this engine was installed in an M.S.406, matching it with the VISh-61P propeller. The M-105P was a 1,100hp development of the Hispano-Suiza 12Y engine used in the M.S.406 and was thus the same size as the engine it was replacing but the extra power significantly improved the performance of the M.S.406. The first aircraft to be converted made its maiden flight on 4 February 1943. As well as the new engine it had the oil cooler of the Bf 109G and a 20mm MG 151 cannon in the engine. After successful trials the Finns decided to bring all of their M.S.406s and 410s up to the new standard, but only two more aircraft had been completed before the Finns agreed an armistice with the Soviets. The conversion programme continued and eventually 41 Morkos were produced. Some were armed with the 20mm MG 151 cannon and others with captured Soviet 12.7 mm machine guns.
Kit has engraved panel lines, newly tooled fuselage, detailed cockpit and under carriage, boxed-in wheel wells, single-piece 3-blade propeller with separately molded spinner, fixed ventral radiator and single-piece canopy.
Decals and painting guide for (3) aircraft: MS.631'Yellow 1' of 1/HLeLv 28, August 1944; MS.633 of HLeLv 21, March 1945 and MS.632 of HLeLv 21 at Kesikuu, 1946.