Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Miles M.52, Handley Page Marathon, Miles Aerovan, Miles Merchantman, Miles Kestrel, Miles Master, Miles Libellula, Miles Falcon, Miles Magister, Miles Monitor, Miles M.68, Miles Hobby, Miles M.20, Miles Gemini, Miles Hawk Major, Miles M.15, Miles Sparrowhawk, Miles Messenger, Miles M.18, Miles Nighthawk, Miles Martinet, Miles Monarch, Miles Whitney Straight, Miles Mentor, Miles Hawcon, Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer, Miles Sparrowjet, Miles Student, Miles Merlin, Miles Peregrine, Miles M.30, Miles Mohawk, Miles Satyr, Miles M.76. Excerpt: The Miles M.52 was a turbojet powered supersonic research aircraft project designed in the United Kingdom in the mid 1940s. Design work was undertaken in secrecy between 1942 and 1945. In 1946 the Air Ministry prudently but controversially changed the project to a series of unmanned rocket-powered scale aircraft, launched from a modified de Havilland Mosquito. In a successful test flight Mach 1.38 was achieved by a scale model in normally controllable transonic and supersonic level flight, a unique achievement at that time which validated the aerodynamics of the M.52. At that point the ministry cancelled that project and issued a new requirement which was to result in the English Electric Lightning. Work on the afterburning version of the Power Jets W.B.2/700 turbojet was also cancelled and the Power Jets company was incorporated into the National Gas Turbine Establishment. The British Miles Aircraft company had its beginnings in the mid 1920s, making its name in the 1930s with affordable ranges of innovative light aircraft. They became best known perhaps for the Miles Magister and Miles Master trainers, large numbers of which were used by the RAF for fighter pilot training. Although the company's products were relatively low-technology trainers and light aircraft, and did not include any ...
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