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Around 1930, with the name Moth be­com­ing syn­ony­mous with a light air­craft, de Hav­il­land fran­chised build­ing the DH.60 to com­pa­nies around the world, in­clud­ing Mo­rane Saulnier in France. F-AJNY was an MS.60M Me­tal Moth, so called for hav­ing a steel frame, fab­ric covered rear fuse­lage re­plac­ing the pre­vi­ous ply­wood ar­range­ment. It was soon sold to a Swiss owner but in 1984 was im­ported to Bri­tain and reg­is­tered G-AANV, the Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity then of­fer­ing ap­pro­pri­ate ‘pe­riod’ marks which had not been is­sued at the time. It re­turns this month to the coun­try of its man­u­fac­ture af­ter a gap of 85 years.

Mo­rane-saulnier MS.60M Me­tal Moth G-AANV has re­turned to its na­tive France

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