Miles M.30 Minor


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Miles M.30 Minor

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Miles M.30 MinorA three-view drawing (800 x 694)

 ENGINE2 x 130hp de Havilland Gipsy Major I Series II
  Take-off weight1920 kg4233 lb
  Empty weight1230 kg2712 lb
  Wingspan10.06 m33 ft 0 in
  Length8.00 m26 ft 3 in
  Height2.74 m9 ft 0 in
  Wing area18.58 m2199.99 sq ft

Andres Erdös, e-mail, 07.09.2012 01:50

Begun in 1939, the design was a scaled-down version of the gigantic Miles M.26 airliner then being developed. The proposed Miles X Airliner was to have blend fuselage, eight engines driving four sets of contra-rotating propellers, seating 55 with a range of 3,450 miles (5,550 km). The Miles X Airliner was offered as candidate to the post Second World War Brabazon Report Type 1 Requirement for a trans-Atlantic use but was rejected because the Miles design had only half the seating required.
The small size of the X Minor made it impossible to scale the larger design exactly; the engines were too large and resulted in an aircraft similar in layout but differing in aerodynamics. The X Minor first flew in February 1942, providing Miles with useful data for several years. A larger scale prototype of the X transport was planned but never built.


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