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Just one answer, or better , picture, the M.117, designed by Beagle-Miles
(from Flugwelt 12/12961)
 

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Hi,

the Beagle B-117 was developed from Beagle M-218 twin engined light
aircraft as a version powered only by one engine and intended as light
aircraft project,who know more info about it ?.
 

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Not explicitely designated B-117, but just single engined 218 ....
(from Aviation-Week 1961)
 

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Jemiba said:
Not explicitely designated B-117, but just single engined 218 ....
(from Aviation-Week 1961)

There was a Flight article about the 218 with cutaway drawing . circa 1961
mention was made of the 117 its along time ago but thoght the B-218 was a super dream plane at that time.
 

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100HP Rolls-Royce Continental? Just like what was in the Cessna 150 at the time? Yeah, I wouldn't be on a hurry to get onboard that thing if that was the case.
 

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Ray: the M-117 was to have incorporated a lot of plastic in its construction to control weight. With the 100hp RR Continental, it was to be a fixed-gear, 2-seat trainer selling for just over £3000 (according to Flight).

Jens' illustration shows the tonier 145hp version with constant-speed prop. The retractable-gear version was to sell for £4500. A fixed-gear option was to sell for £4000-£4500.

Of course, the M-117 emerged as the all-metal Beagle Pup with an upward climb in horsepower.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201160.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201268.html
 

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By the way,

the Beagle B.200 was a similar design to Bristol Model-220,later developed
into B.206X.
 

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Found a 3-view of the B.117, already designate Beagle-Miles M.117A
in Flugwelt .12.1961
 

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In 1964, the Beagle 218 was redesigned to eliminate most of the plastic,
becoming the the B.242, flying on 24th August of that year.
As before, a single engined derivative, the B.123, was designed.
However the B.242 was later abandoned due to development and stability
problems.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201187.html?search=beagle

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1964/1964%20-%202335.html?search=beagle

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1970/1970%20-%200806.html


Images below :-

The Beagle B.242 prototype in flight.

The Beagle B242 and B.123.

The caption to the above image.

These latter two from issue 4 of 'Beagle News', 1964, from the Auster Heritage Group site,

http://austerhg.org/index.html

http://austerhg.org/beagle_mags/


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Robunos, many thanks especially for the link to the "Beagle mags", very interesting
reading !
Two more photos of the B.242, the model from AviationWeek 1964 and the prototype
on the ground from FlugRevue 10.1964:
 

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Thank you my dear Robunos,

but I heard that the B.121 to B.130 Bulldog were a real aircraft for
Scottish Aviation company (except B.127),please see;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Aviation_Bulldog

Model 101: Export model for Sweden. Swedish military designation SK 61 (AF) or FPL 61 (Army). 78 built.
Model 102: Export model for Malaysia. 15 built.
Model 103: Export model for Kenya. Five built.
Model 104: Refurbished second prototype (G-AXIG)
Model 121: Two-seat primary trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force. RAF designation Bulldog T.1. 130 built, five later transferred to the Armed Forces of Malta.
Model 122: Export model for Ghana. Six built.
Model 122A: Export model for Ghana. Seven built.
Model 123: Export model for Nigeria. 37 built.
Model 124: Company demonstrator (G-ASAL).
Model 125: Export model for Jordan. 13 built.
Model 125A: Export model for Royal Jordanian Air Force. Nine built.
Model 126: Export model for Lebanon. Six built.
Model 127: Export model for Kenya. Nine built.
Model 128: Export model for Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. Two built.
Model 129: One aircraft for a civil customer in Venezuela (YV-375-CP).
Model 130 : Export model for Botswana. Six built.
 

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From Ailes 15/9/1961.
 

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