|Fred Collins, e-mail, 14.01.2010 07:29|
The Miles M28 was designed to fulfill two major functions, a two seater ab-initio /intermediate trainer and a three seat communications aircraft.
It was designed to be powered by either a Cirrus Major 150 HP engine or a Gypsy Major IIA with fixed pitch propeller or a Gypsy Major III with a constant speed propeller.
With Miles low drag flaps and drooping ailerons as well as a fuselage air brake, landing speeds were as low as 40 miles per hour. Top speed with the Gypsy Major III engine was 176 mph. Span: 30'6in. Length 22'1 1 /2 in. Height 8'6in wing area 160 sq. ft. The prototype shown in the picture had an R.A.F. Service Number of U-0232