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Offline RAP

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2013, 05:16:04 pm »
Thanks Hesham.  Here is a little more info from the resource I have, The Book of Miles Aircraft, published 1944.  No matter what the designation, it is a very attractive design.

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2013, 10:08:04 am »
A nice 3-view of the Miles X.

There never was a plain "Miles X" designation. There was a series of "X.*" which ran from circa 1941 to circa 1945 which apparently all fitted within the general "M.26" program. However there was one project sometimes found as "Scheme X", whose date seems to indicate it must have been the X.8. Known designations are as follows (this would be better in the "Designations" section but I guess it could be featured in both):
  • X.3 six-engined project
  • X.7 8-engined 50-100 passenger transatlantic project for Spec. 14/38, with eight Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, 4 contra-rotating airscrews, a single fin and a rudder
  • X.7 Mod. variant of above with two decks to carry 550 troops
  • "Scheme X" (X.8?) projected as a four (normally mounted)-engined freighter with no windows and a single "bug-eye" cockpit, single fin and rudder
  • X.9 all-metal development of X.3 using laminar flow aerofoil section of high aspect ratio, 4x RR Griffin II, twin fins and rudders
  • X.9 alternate military cargo variant with rear loading ramp
  • X.9 Mod. as X.9 but with the four Rolls-Royce Griffin II engines buried in the wings, driving airscrews through extension shafts
  • X.10 twin-engined version of X.9 with engines mounted normally, twin fins and rudders (also designated M.26K)
  • X.11 post-war transatlantic airliner developed from X.7, with eight RR Merlins buried in wings, 4 contra-rotating airscrews, twin fins/rudders; submitted for Spec. 2/44, later Brabazon Committee  Type I Specification
  • X.11 projected troop-carrying version of X.11
  • X.11 Scheme BX project for 74-passenger civil transport with specification similar to X.9; four RR Griffin II engines mounted normally, twin fins/rudders
  • X.11 Scheme CX as Scheme BX but with four engines buried in wings driving airscrews through extension shafts; freighter version also projected
  • X.11 (M.26A) 1/2 scale flying model of Scheme BX configuration; 4x Lycoming engines mounted normally, 7-8 passengers, 1 pilot in "bug-eye" cabin
  • X.11 Heavy Bomber (X.12?) as X.11 but provision for 10-ton bomb, two cannons in armoured remote-control dorsal turret, 2 m/guns in retractable ventral turret
  • X.13 troop transport project, existed in long-, medium- and short-range versions
  • X.14 post-war airliner project, twin fins/rudders; like Scheme BX but 4x Bristol Centaurus CE125M; indirect Atlantic crossing or Empire routes
  • X.14 projected military freighter variant of above, probably with rear loading
  • X.15 long-range transatlantic airliner to Spec. 2/44, Brabazon Committee Type I specification; 6x Napier Sabre engines
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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2013, 06:04:36 am »
Hi,


X.2  was a four engined transport project.
X.4 to X.8  were a very large transport projects.

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 05:21:36 am »

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 10:16:51 am »
If there was an icon for "love" I would post a string of them! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2014, 11:34:15 pm »
What a beautiful design. Did any of the designers later worked on the Handley Page Victor?

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2015, 04:45:16 am »
From FR 3/1958,


here is a drawing to Miles X.

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing airliner project
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2015, 06:35:03 am »
Here is a poster.

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing projects
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2017, 10:07:03 am »
From a Tsagi report

Listed as X-2

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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing projects
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2017, 02:55:52 pm »
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Re: Miles X - blended fuselage-wing projects
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2017, 12:43:48 am »
Hi!

Russian site. Please try auto translator.
http://alternathistory.com/proekty-samoletov-x-serii-kompanii-miles-aircraft-proekty-x11-x13-velikobritaniya

Can see radiator cooling air intake located between inboard and outboard propeller?
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