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 Monarch a photo


The development of the light aircraft Miles M.17 Monarch began by British engineers in the middle of 1935, and in a fairly short period of time, aircraft manufacturers and designers managed to build a high-quality and efficient aircraft in terms of its operation, which was used not only in civilian, but also in military aviation. Nevertheless, the production period of the Miles M.17 Monarch was very short, and already at the end of 1939 the construction of this model aircraft was 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.


Photo Miles 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 the aircraft to develop 130 hp, which in turn ensured the aircraft acceleration to high speeds - the maximum flight speed of this aircraft is 233 km / h, with a maximum flight range of 966 kilometers ... The power plant was not very reliable, which often led to various kinds of incidents, in connection with which it is known that, according to data for 2012, there were only 4 aircraft of this model in the world, half of which are not in operation.


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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