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Miles M.17 Monarch. Specifications. A photo.
Miles M.17 Monarch. Specifications. A photo.

Miles M.17 Monarch. Specifications. A photo.


Miles M.17 Monarch - British lightweight multi-purpose three-plane, developed in 1938, the company «Miles Aircraft Limited», and produced in the pre-war period up to 1939 years.


Miles M.17 Monarcha photo


The development of easy aircraft Miles M.17 Monarch British engineers began in the middle of the year 1935, and the rather short period of aircraft manufacturers and designers have managed to build quality and effective in terms of its operation of the aircraft, which found application not only in civil, but also military aircraft. Nevertheless, the production period of the airplane Miles M.17 Monarch was very short-lived, and by the end of the year 1939 the construction of aircraft of this model has been officially discontinued.

Despite the fact that the aircraft was released back in the pre-war period, the aircraft is largely superior to his age, what they say numerous sporting achievements, in particular, the plane four occupied high positions in the world's largest competition for sports flights (between with 1957 1958 on year), of which «Goodyear Trophy», «King's Cup Race», «Norton Griffiths Trophy» and «Osram Cup Race», which mainly contributed to the high rate of movement of the aircraft, and good maneuverability.


A photoMiles M.17 Monarch


Due to the peculiarities of the design of the Miles M.17 Monarch aircraft, only three persons can be accommodated on board, including one pilot and two passengers, or cadets, if the operation of this aircraft is in the air force for the purpose of training Future pilots. For cargo transportation the plane Miles M.17 Monarch is not adapted, and experts attribute this factor to the lack of popularity among customers. Among other things, the model Miles M.17 Monarch was actively used as a sports airplane until the beginning of the 70-ies of the last century, which was mainly promoted by its squat design with good aerodynamic performance.

The four-cylinder aircraft engine De Havilland Gipsy Major I allowed to develop the aircraft power 130 hp, which in turn provided the aircraft to accelerate to high speeds - the maximum flight speed of the aircraft is 233 km \ h, with a maximum range of flight in 966 kilometers. . The power plant did not differ a great reliability, which often leads to various types of incidents, in connection with which it is known that according to the year 2012 the world existed only 4 aircraft of this model, half of which is not in use.


Specifications Miles M.17 Monarch.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,92 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,85 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,67 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 632 kg .;
  • Payload: 368 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 233 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 966 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5300 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: De Havilland Gipsy Major I;
  • Power: 130 hp



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