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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.

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


Miles M.3 Falcon



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