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Miles M.24 Master


The possibility that the RAF would run short of fighters during the Battle of Britain prompted adaptation of the 750hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel 30 engined M.9 tandem two-seat advanced trainer as an emergency single-seat fighter. The rear seat was removed, together with part of the rear cockpit glazing, a gunsight was installed and six 7.7mm machine guns were mounted in the wings. Assigned the designation M.24 retrospectively, a total of 23 fighter conversions was produced, but, in the event, no need arose for their operational use.

Engine: 750hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel 30
Wingspan: 11.89 m / 39 ft 0 in
Length: 9.27 m / 30 ft 5 in
Height: 3.05 m / 10 ft 0 in
Wing area: 30.19 sq.m / 324.96 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 2563 kg / 5650 lb
Empty weight: 2142 kg / 4722 lb
Max. speed: 369 km/h / 229 mph



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