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Miles M.38 Messenger. Photo. Characteristics.
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Miles M.38 Messenger. Photo. Characteristics.

Miles M.38 Messenger. Photo. Characteristics.

 

United Kingdom

A type: connected single-engine plane and plane transport VIPs

Capacity: one pilot and three passengers

The plane was designed and built at the request of a number of senior army officers to the task post air surveillance. Airplane M 38 of "Miles" was produced in small quantities due to the fact that his creator, George Miles could not get support from the government before starting his design!

The plane "Messenger» (Messenger - Courier) embodies all the desirable criteria for those who will use the aircraft on the front, namely the ability to carry up to two people, radio and other military equipment, and have a slight reservation. The aircraft showed the possibility of operating in all weather conditions from short runways, limited by trees, was available to pilots with limited experience, as well as meet the minimum ground service. By the beginning of the year 1943 prototype to meet these requirements. Ministry of aviation in 1944 year ordered the company "Miles» 21 aircraft to transport VIPs. Among those who turned out to be important enough to get its own aircraft "Messenger", was Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, Marshal Lord Tedder RAF. After the war, from the 19 21 aircraft "Messenger" were transferred to civilian owners, while at the same time, the company "Miles" 71 build another aircraft for civil use. Today in the UK able to airworthiness survived four airplane "Messenger".

Right: Based in Bristol aircraft "Messenger" Mark 2A G-AIEK years flies painted by the scheme private jet Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery Mk4s tail number RG333 2-th Air Force tactical squadrons connection. Last distinguished by the fact that the UK was the first plane, landed in France after D-Day B July 1944 years and decommissioned aircraft with tail number RG333 was in Germany in August 22 1945 years.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 7,32 m
  • Wingspan: 11,02 m
  • Height: 2,9 m

 

The weight:

  • BLANK: 689 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 862 kg

 

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 187 km / h
  • Range: 418 km

 

Power point: engine "Gypsy Majora" Company "De Hevvillend" (in versions Mk 1 / 4A) and the engine "Cirrus Majora» III of "Blackburn" (Mk 2A on modifications)

Power: 140 l. from. (104,3 kW) and 155 l. from. (114,4 kW), respectively,

Date of first flight:

  • 12 September 1942 years

 

The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • Mk and Mk 2V 4A

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