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Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33205

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Three scans From Martin P
the third one is obviously the Miles M20 fuselage (by registration) but can anyone shed light on the other two?

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33206

The u was Miles test reg letter preceeding G-number

Anyhow

Here's U6
www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1005003/
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33207

U11 was an M.18

home.comcast.net/~aero51/html/gallery/m18.htm

Might need to copy and paste into browser

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.18
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33208

Possible the M.18HL off the first links

home.comcast.net/~aero51/html/research/m18hl.htm


Copy an paste again...

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33212

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looking at the wing of U11 it is the high lift H18 look at all the devices on the trailing edge!

As to U6 - it is listed as an M46 which was a mixed prop and jet (much like the Ryan Fireball)
however this aircraft looks more like a botched AOP attempt.

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33213

According to a Miles booklet called “Milestones”, the M 46 was designed as a test-bed for a new type of 12 cylinder experimental turbocharged engine with the exhaust exiting through the rear fuselage, just like a jet.
No mention of what engine though!




PS It also says that it had a Mustang wing!!?
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33215

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The wing looks like a laminar flow wing -- wonder if it was a half scale test bed ? Miles had a habit of building those. The cowl screams Gypsy. - so the pipe in the tail was an exhaust pipe much like the "augmented thrust" pipes on the Convair 240-440 series???

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33225

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A bit more information for you from 'Miles Aircraft since 1925' by Don Brown, Putnam -
The top photo of U6 is the one-off M64 (a.k.a L.R.5) designed & built by enthusiasts in their own time at the Miles London Road factory (with Miles' blessing) as a possible club light aircraft. It had a 100 h.p. Cirrus Minor up front. It's reported that it flew like a dog and needed much re-making of the canopy etc. but still needed lots of rear ballast. Some of this was cunningly disguised inside a dummy suitcase on the rear parcel shelf ! - it was not proceeded with. :dry:
The M.46 was to be fitted with a new R.R. experimental Crecy P.I.26 12 cyl liquid cooled 2300 h.p. diesel (!) engine. This had a turbine off the back which could either provide rearward thrust, act as a supercharger or drive a rear prop. Hm. To save development time, it was fitted with the wings & undercarriage from a N.A. Mustang. The project was rejected by the Ministry of Aircraft Production.
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33226

Now that's very interesting Dave,
This is a page from an article in “Aeroplane” on the Crecy.
Due to be fitted to a Hawker Henley but that did not happen.

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 5 months ago #33227

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Amazing what turns up on these forums Rob :) .
It's as well I wasn't around when they were testing that brute - later, we lived about 1 mile from Hucknall airfield - some good 'spotting' opportunities though on my bike rides :) including seeing the flying bedstead.
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33285

Another interesting photo and a sort of variation of the theme......

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33289

Is that one of the modified Percival Proctors done for The BoB film??
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33309

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Is that one of the modified Percival Proctors done for The BoB film??

Correct......not sure if they actually flew. In the end radio controlled models were used.

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33310

I read at the time that they were converted but not used.

Only ever see a small indistinct pic before

Thanks for that Martin
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33311

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I saw one at Blackbushe where it/they were done by the Jackaroo man ( Viv Bellamy?) very roughly done when looked at closely. Believe did fly & I think 3 done, but whether all 3 flew dunno. My father did think of offering -AHNA!
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