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Miles M.1 Satyr Miles M.1 Satyr

1932

In 1932 F. G. Miles had flown a small single-seat biplane known as the Miles ...

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Miles' previous experience with the Southern Martlet and Metal Martlet biplanes led to the desire ...

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Miles Hawk

1933

Miles Hawk

Miles M.2S Hawk Major Miles M.2S Hawk Major

1934

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The first true cabin aircraft designed by F. G. Miles, the Miles M.3 Falcon prototype ...

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Miles M.3 Falcon

1934

Miles M.3 Falcon

Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk

1935

Another somewhat smaller racing variant of the M.2 Hawk was the M.5 Sparrowhawk, of which ...

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Miles M.6 Hawcon

1935

Miles M.6 Hawcon

Miles M.7 Nighthawk Miles M.7 Nighthawk

1935


In the mid-1930s wealthy aviation enthusiast Whitney Straight approached F. G. Miles to design a ...

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Miles M.11 Whitney Straight

1936

Miles M.11 Whitney Straight

Miles M.8 Peregrine Miles M.8 Peregrine

1936

The M.8 Peregrine of 1936 was Miles' first twin-engined aircraft, with 153kW de Havilland Gipsy ...

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Built to the specification of Charles Lindbergh, the only Miles M.12 Mohawk was a tandem two-seat ...

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Miles M.12 Mohawk

1937

Miles M.12 Mohawk

Miles M.14 Magister Miles M.14 Magister

1937

The Magister was a two-seat primary-training monoplane based on the Hawk Trainer. While in production ...

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In January 1939 large extensions to the Miles factory were completed and opened by the ...

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Miles Master

1937

Miles Master

Miles M.16 Mentor Miles M.16 Mentor

1938


In the mid-1930s wealthy aviation enthusiast Whitney Straight approached F. G. Miles to design a ...

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Miles M.17 Monarch

1938

Miles M.17 Monarch

Miles M.18 Miles M.18

1938

In an attempt to provide a replacement for the Magister, Miles flew the M.18 with ...

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Conceived as an emergency fighter for production in the event that the RAF began to ...

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Miles M.20

1940

Miles M.20

Miles M.24 Master Fighter Miles M.24 Master Fighter

1940

The possibility that the RAF would run short of fighters during the Battle of Britain ...

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Miles M.28

1941

Miles M.28

Miles M.25 Martinet Miles M.25 Martinet

1942

Before the issue of Air Ministry Specification 12/41, it had been standard RAF practice to ...

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Among the collection of projects which emerged from Miles during World War II, two of ...

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Miles M.35 Libellula

1942

Miles M.35 Libellula

Miles M.38 Messenger Miles M.38 Messenger

1942

At the private request of certain army officers in June 1942, George Miles designed and ...

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The M.35 was completed and flown in six weeks but proved to be unstable. Wind ...

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Miles M.39B Libellula

1943

Miles M.39B Libellula

Miles M.33 Monitor Miles M.33 Monitor

1944

Designed to Air Ministry Specification Q.9/42 for a high-speed target tug, the Miles M.33 Monitor ...

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Miles was a prolific designer, and a mass of projects passed through the drawing office, ...

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Miles M.57 Aerovan

1945

Miles M.57 Aerovan

Miles M.65 Gemini / M.75 Aries Miles M.65 Gemini / M.75 Aries

1945

Conceived as a twin-engine retractable landing gear version of the Messenger, the Miles M.65 Gemini ...

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With the Miles M.60 Marathon, the company broke new ground, for it was the company's first ...

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Miles M.60 Marathon

1946

Miles M.60 Marathon

Miles M.52 Miles M.52

1946

The Miles E.24/43, or M.52, was an extremely advanced project on which Miles Aircraft Ltd ...

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In August 1947 Miles flew the M.71 Merchantman with four 186kW de Havilland Gipsy Queen ...

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Miles M.71 Merchantman

1947

Miles M.71 Merchantman

Miles M.68 Boxcar Miles M.68 Boxcar

1947

The Miles M.68 Boxcar, flown on 22 August 1947, had four 75kW Blackburn Cirrus Minor ...

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The M.5 Sparrowhawk prototype survived the war and in 1953 was modified considerably by the ...

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Miles M.77 Sparrowjet

1953

Miles M.77 Sparrowjet

Miles M.100 Student Miles M.100 Student

1957

The M.100 Student is outside the basic Miles Aircraft history, since it was a private ...

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