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Great Britain's Phillips and Powis Miles Magister trainer

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  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer
  • Miles Magister trainer

Design

The Phillips and Powis Miles Magister was the first monoplane trainer accepted for use by the Royal Air Force (RAF).1

The Miles Magister could be outfitted with a hood for flying blind by intruments.1,2

Specifications

  Phillips and Powis Miles Magister
Type Trainer1,2
Crew 21,2
Engine (Type) 1: de Havilland Gipsy Major1,2
Cylinders In Line1, In Line 42
Cooling Air1,2
HP 1301
Fuel Capacity 21 gallons2
Dimensions  
Span 33' 10"1,2
10.3 m2
Length 25' 3"1,2
7.7 m2
Height 6' 6"1, 6' 8"2
2 m2
Wing area 176 sq ft2
16.3 sq m2
Weight  
Empty 1,250 lb2
568 kg2
Loaded 1,825 lb1, 1,863 lb2
846 kg2
Performance  
Speed 145 mph1
Speed at 1,000' /
305 m
145 mph2
232 kph2
Climb  
Service ceiling 18,000'2
5,490 m2
Range 380 miles1

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
  2. Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II, 1989
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