On 19 June 1937, the first prototype generated substantial publicity when Détroyat flew it from Paris to Brussels, Belgium, to be displayed at the Brussels Aeronautical Exhibition. S.405 proceeded fairly slowly; testing revealed the need to modify the wing planform and dihedral, while the Chauvière-built propeller was replaced by a Levasseur-built counterpart.
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After 80 hours of test flights, in January 1936, the prototype was delivered with all military equipment fitted to CEMA at Vélizy-Villacoublay to participate in service trials.
During the early stages of the Second World War, the type was capable of holding its own during the so-called Phoney War.
However, upon the war breaking out in earnest during 1940, large numbers were lost, amounting approximately 400 aircraft being lost according to all causes.
The MS.405 was a low-wing monoplane of mixed construction, with fabric-covered wooden tail, but a bonded metal/wood material (Plymax) skin fixed to duralumin tubing.
Plymax consisted of a thin sheet of duralumin bonded to a thicker sheet of plywood.
A weakness of the MAC 1934 was its operation at high altitudes.