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M.3A Falcon Major


The first true cabin aircraft designed by F. G. Miles, the Miles M.3 Falcon prototype (G-ACTM) was flown first on 12 October 1934. This prototoype was a three-seat cabin monoplane, but the first production example seated four in a wider cabin. A number of variants of the basic aircraft were flown under the names M.3A Falcon Major and M.3B Falcon Six.

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M3B Falcon Six


Total production amounting to 36, of which six were impressed for service with the RAF at the outbreak of World War II. Powered by a 149kW de Havilland Gipsy Six inline engine, the 10.67m span Falcon had a maximum speed of 290km/h and normal range of 901km.

Miles M 3 B Falcon Six
Engine: De Havilland Gipsy Six, 197 hp
Length: 25.0 ft / 7.62 m
Height: 6.496 ft / 1.98 m
Wingspan: 35.007 ft / 10.67 m
Wing area: 173.946 sq.ft / 16.16 sq.m
Max take off weight: 2650.4 lb / 1202.0 kg
Weight empty: 1550.1 lb / 703.0 kg
Max. speed: 157 kts / 290 km/h
Cruising speed: 139 kts / 257 km/h
Wing loading: 15.17 lb/sq.ft / 74.0 kg/sq.m
Range: 487 nm / 901 km
Crew: 1
Payload: 2-3pax

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Miles M.3 Falcon

 

 


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