Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer
|M.2 Hawk Trainer|
|Miles M.2W Hawk Trainer G-ADWT racing at Leeds (Yeadon) airport in May 1955|
|Role||Two-seat touring and racing monoplane|
|Manufacturer||Miles Aircraft Limited|
|Designer||Frederick George Miles|
|Primary users||Royal Air Force|
Romanian Air Force
|Developed from||Miles Hawk Major|
Design and development
The Miles Hawk Trainer was developed from the Hawk Major to meet a requirement to supplement the de Havilland Tiger Moth in the training role. The aircraft had dual controls, blind flying equipment and vacuum operated flaps. In 1937 the design was further developed to meet an Air Ministry specification for a trainer and became the M.14 Magister.
- M.2W Hawk Trainer
- Initial production version powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Major engine, four built.
- M.2X Hawk Trainer
- Improved version with a larger horn-balanced rudder, nine built.
- M.2Y Hawk Trainer
- M.2X with minor changes, 13 built.
- Note that Hawk Trainer Mk II and Mk III were variants of the Miles Magister.
- M.2W registered G-ADWT is still flyable and based in England
- Capacity: Two
- Length: 24 ft 0 in ( m)
- Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in ( m)
- Height: 6 ft 8 in ( m)
- Wing area: 176 ft2 ( m2)
- Empty weight: 1,210 lb ( kg)
- Gross weight: 1,720 lb ( kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major, 130 hp ( kW)
- Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
- Range: 400 miles (644 km)
- Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,300 ft/min ( m/s)
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