Miles M.24 Master Fighter
1940
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Miles M.24 Master Fighter

The possibility that the RAF would run short of fighters during the Battle of Britain prompted adaptation of the 750hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel 30-engined M.9 tandem two-seat advanced trainer as an emergency single-seat . The rear seat was removed, together with part of the rear cockpit glazing, a gunsight was installed and six 7.7mm machine guns were mounted in the wings. Assigned the designation M.24 retrospectively, a total of 23 fighter conversions was produced, but, in the event, no need arose for their operational use.


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2563 kg5650 lb
    Empty weight2142 kg4722 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.89 m39 ft 0 in
    Length9.27 m30 ft 5 in
    Height3.05 m10 ft 0 in
    Wing area30.19 m2324.96 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed369 km/h229 mph

Comments
Tony, Avro123=aol.com, 22.02.2010

According to the Book of Miles Aircraft, Harleyford, the top speed was circa 300 mph,which accords with the weight and cockpit changes

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