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The Mörkö-Morane is a premium rank II Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB) and 1.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury". The Mörkö-Morane is a license-built copy of the M.S.406 for Finland, as shown with its Finnish camouflage and markings.

Main differences between the original M.S.406 and the Mörkö-Morane is the engine and nose mounted weapon. The M.S.406C1, which is featured in the game, has a Hispano-Suiza 12Y-31 12-cylinder inline engine and a 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon with 60 rounds of ammunition. In contrast, the Finnish Mörkö-Morane has a Russian Klimov VK-105P 12-cylinder inline engine and a 12.7 mm Berezin UB heavy machine gun with 230 rounds of ammunition. The new engine provides the Mörkö-Morane with over 300 more hp than the M.S.406C1, this number can vary if the M.S. 406C1 is spaded.

General info

Flight performance

This plane is the one of the best anyone could ask for, a 525 km/h top speed (at 5,000 m), a max altitude of 12,000 m, a turn time of 18.0 seconds, and a climb rate of 16.6 m/s, it even has lovely guns and amazing manoeuvrability.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 12000 __._ __._ __._ __._ 300
Upgraded 553 525 17.4 18.0 21.1 16.6


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
756 320 N/A N/A 270 ~12 ~8
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 310 < 320 < 400 > 323

Survivability and armour

The Mörkö-Morane has no armour protection (armour plates or armoured glass) for the pilot nor the critical components of the aircraft, this is a recurring theme at its BR and on different variations of Morane-Saulnier-designed aircraft. But thanks to the shape and size of the sturdy fuselage the pilot dies rarely from direct hits. Catastrophic fuel tank fires are also semi-rare due to the good positioning of the fuel tank (between the pilot and the engine). Though if the Mörkö does catch fire it usually breaks the engine or kills the pilot rather quickly.

The Russian Klimov VK-105P inline engine can take a surprisingly large amount of punishment, from the enemies and the pilot as well. It has quite a long WEP time which is limited by oxygen deprivation at higher altitudes, meaning that the WEP cannot be used after a certain altitude. The engine and its cooling systems can usually keep going long enough to get the plane and pilot back to the airfield on most maps after being hit, provided the engine doesn't catch fire.


Offensive armament

The Mörkö-Morane is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, nose-mounted (230 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 12 mm
III Wings repair Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • Good speed for its BR
  • Good turn time
  • Benefits from premium reward multiplier
  • Effective weaponry for its BR
  • Good survivability
  • Not very prone to catching fire


  • Low ammo count
  • No armour protection for pilot or critical components
  • Rarely survives catching fire


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See also

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Morane-Saulnier Aeroplanes (Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier)
Fighters  M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410
Export  Mörkö-Morane

Sweden fighters
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
(Finland) VL  Mörkö-Morane · Pyörremyrsky
(Netherlands) Fokker  Fokker D.XXI
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26

Sweden premium aircraft
Fighters  Iacobi's J8A · Fokker D.XXI · Pyörremyrsky · Mörkö-Morane
Jet fighters  J29D
Strike aircraft  SAAB-105OE