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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).

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

Specifications

  Phillips and Powis Miles Magister
Type Trainer
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 1: de Havilland Gipsy Major
Cylinders In Line, In Line 4
Cooling Air
HP 130
Fuel Capacity 21 gallons
Dimensions  
Span 33' 10"
10.3 m
Length 25' 3"
7.7 m
Height 6' 6", 6' 8"
2 m
Wing area 176 sq ft
16.3 sq m
Weight  
Empty 1,250 lb
568 kg
Loaded 1,825 lb, 1,863 lb
846 kg
Performance  
Speed 145 mph
Speed at 1,000' /
305 m
145 mph
232 kph
Climb  
Service ceiling 18,000'
5,490 m
Range 380 miles

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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