|Miles M-100 Student at Duxford c.1985|
|Designer||F.G. and G.H. Miles|
|First flight||15 May 1957|
|Status||preserved in a UK museum|
|Primary user||Royal Air Force (intended)|
The Miles M.100 Student was built as a lightweight trainer as a private venture by F.G. and George Miles with development started in 1953. Although not specifically a Miles product, it was promoted as a Royal Air Force trainer but failed to enter production.
Design and development
Building on the company's experience with the M.77 "Sparrowjet", the M.100 Student was a two-seat, side-by-side, all-metal jet trainer. The M.100 prototype was powered by a 400 kgf (882 lb) thrust Turbomeca Marbore turbojet and flew for the first time on 15 May 1957. Miles had hoped to secure an RAF order, but the contract went to the Jet Provost. The Student was subsequently proposed for several training programmes, but without success.
G-APLK, the sole aircraft, was allocated XS941 when developed in the Mark 2 version as a prospective Counter-insurgency type. It was tested by the Royal Air Force but was not accepted. Therefore, in its M.100 Student 2 guise, it also did not go into production.
The M.100 Student 2 with registration G-MIOO is presently under restoration at the Museum of Berkshire Aviation where the airframe is displayed in a cutaway.
Specifications (M.100 Student)
Data from Jet Age:The Miles Sparrowjet and Student
- Crew: 2
- Length: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
- Wingspan: 29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)
- Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Wing area: 144 sq ft (13.4 m2)
- Empty weight: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,900 lb (1,769 kg) (with tip tanks)
- Powerplant: 1 × Blackburn-built Turboméca Marboré turbojet, 880 lbf (3.9 kN) thrust
- Maximum speed: 298 mph (480 km/h; 259 kn) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
- Range: 620 mi (539 nmi; 998 km) with tip tanks
- Time to altitude: 6.8 minutes to 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
- Related development
- Amos, Peter. and Don Lambert Brown. Miles Aircraft Since 1925, Volume 1. London: Putnam Aeronautical, 2000. ISBN 0-85177-787-2.
- "British Military Aircraft 1958". Flight, 29 August 1958, p. 381.
- Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. ISBN 0-370-00127-3.
- Henley, Don. "Jet Age:The Miles Sparrowjet and Student Part One". Air Enthusiast, No. 69 May/June 1997. ISSN 0143-5450. pp. 58–61.
- Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 3. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1974. ISBN
- "Miles M.100 Student: A Promising New Jet Trainer Under Construction at Shoreham". Flight, 16 December 1955, pp. 915–917.
- "Minting a New Coin at Shoreham: Miles Engineering's Student/Graduate Mini-striker". Flight, 15 October 1964, pp. 665–666.
- Temple, Julian C. Wings Over Woodley - The Story of Miles Aircraft and the Adwest Group. Bourne End, Bucks, UK: Aston Publications, 1987. ISBN 0-946627-12-6.
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