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Offline hesham

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Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« on: January 12, 2008, 10:25:38 am »
Hi,

the Miles M.61 was single engined light transport and freighter
aircraft,it had a high wing and rear door,the Miles M.62 was
all metal twin engined version.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1945/1945%20-%200712.html
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Offline Jemiba

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 12:19:32 pm »
Hesham, many thanks for your untiringly research, this again is a very interesting project ,
especially as the M.62 is mentioned in R.Paynes "Stuck on the drawing board", too. But the
flight article shows, that this project probably was drawn already in 1943/44 and not after
the war. Additional information on the M.62 :  2 Wright Cylone GR-2600 or Bristol Hercules
engines, span 110 ft, lenght 69 ft, front and rear loading.
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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 02:43:09 pm »
could the M.61 be considered an ancestor of the aerovan?

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 10:23:15 am »
Vice versa... The Aerovan concept was the inspirationsource for the M.61 & M.62 freighters
according to 'Miles Aircraft'

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 02:27:11 pm »
Vice versa... The Aerovan concept was the inspirationsource for the M.61 & M.62 freighters
according to 'Miles Aircraft'

oh, right, always liked the aerovan, thought it should have sucessful than it was,
i'm assuming you're one of those lucky fellows who has a copy of putnam's "miles aircraft", it's one of the biggest gaps in my library, >:( :( :'(
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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 08:24:18 am »
Yes I have it Robunos.It's one of those jewels from the seventies..
Book is hard to find for the moment and expensive.
A time ago I read that a new edition was planned...

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 11:00:18 am »
The recently published third Air Britain book on Miles Aircraft has a little bit more information on the Miles M.61 and M.62 high wing "Economical Freighter" transport type with a thin tail boom dating from April 1944.

Miles M.61

Wooden construction with a metal boom. Wright Cyclone chosen because of their availability and previous experience of installation on the Monitor and Martinet designs.

Not ordered by the Air Ministry and remained a project.

Engine: 1 x Wright Cyclone GR2600 A5B or 1 x Bristol Hercules XI
Wing Span: 94 ft 0 in
Length: 28 ft 6 in
Wing Area: 1,100 sq ft (inclusive stub wing)
Empty Weight: 11,290 lb
Crew & Equipment Weight: 1,170 lb
Fuel & Oil: 2,800 lb
Cargo Weight: 8,740 lb
All Up Weight: 24,000 lb
Wing Loading: 21.8 lb /sq ft
Power Loading: 15.0 lb / hp
Cruising Speed: 164 mph (50% power at 8,000 ft)
Range: 1,000 miles
Take-off Run: 1,350 ft
Freight Compartment Floor Length: 19 ft 0 in
Freight Compartment Floor Width: 6 ft 6 in
Freight Compartment Floor Width: 5 ft 6 in


Miles M.62

All metal construction with a high wing and 'H' tail on the end of a thin boom. Four Bristol Mercury engines were considered as an alternative.

Front and rear doors to allow loading and unloading to be achieved simultaneously. This larger design could carry a Bren gun carrier or Bofors gun.

Not ordered by the Air Ministry and remained a project.

Engine: 2 x Wright Cyclone GR2600 A5B or 2 x Bristol Hercules XI
Wing Span: 110 ft 0 in
Length: 28 ft 6 in
Wing Area: 1,500 sq ft
Empty Weight: 20,960 lb
Crew & Equipment Weight: 1,620 lb
Fuel & Oil: 5,5400 lb
Cargo Weight: 17,000 lb
All Up Weight: 45,120 lb
Wing Loading: 30.0 lb /sq ft
Power Loading: 14.1 lb / hp
Cruising Speed: 170 mph 

Source:

Miles Aircraft - The Wartime Years Production, Research & Development During World War II by Peter Amos   (Air Britain ISBN: 9780851304304)
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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 11:39:52 pm »
from the site "miles"

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 11:41:01 pm »
the same

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 03:46:26 am »
Thank you my dears Cy-27 and Toura,

and here we go.

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Re: Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 03:19:02 pm »
From Ailes 5/1945.