PARIS JET

INDEX
1. MS760 Paris Jet
2. MS760B Paris Jet II
3. MS760C Paris Jet III

1. MS 760 Paris Jet

The MS 760 was designed primarily by René Gauthier as a four-seat high-speed communications aircraft but was also easily adaptable for training and other duties. It is a derivative of the MS755 Fleuret who lost the military trainer competition against the Fouga Magister in 1953.


MS755 Fleuret
The Paris Jet was initially powered by a pair of 880 lbst Turboméca Marboré II turbojets.
First flight occured on July 29, 1954 with Jean Cliquet at the controls. The Paris Jet was initially known as the MS 760 Fleuret II.

2. MS 760B Paris Jet II
Basically the Paris Jet I, but with two 1,058 lbst Marboré VI turbojets, integral fuel tankage in wing leading edges, and various systems improvements.

Paris Jet II image gallery:


Customers feedback on the Paris Jet II pointed primarily at the difficulty of embarking passengers into the canopy, the lack of real doors was sometimes problematic, particularly for female passengers.

An early attempt at addressing this issue consisted of what was initially called the Paris Jet III - I have found only one picture of this design - which is basically a Paris Jet II with conventional doors. However, this design (I do not know whether this picture shows a mockup or a real aircraft) was not pursued, and the Paris Jet III designation was used for a more comprehensive redesign of the cabin, as explained below.

3. MS 760C Paris Jet III
Similar to Paris II, but accomodation for five instead of four people and car-type door on port side instead of sliding canopy.

Only one prototype was ever built, used for many years as a liaison aircraft by Aerospatiale.

The Paris III is now stored at the Le Bourget airport in Paris.

 

More information on the paris jet:
MS-760 Paris Jet. History in the French Navy.
California Flight Academy Paris Jet type ratings. Lots of good info on the aircraft.
Your Aircraft Source is doing Paris Jet restoration and maintenance, and holds several STC on the aircraft for modernisation and refurbishment purposes.

Last update : 4NOV09