Miles M.20

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Good info and images. The M.20 shared some of its DNA with the M.18 two seat trainer; they had similar proportioned tail feathers and probably shared the same method of construction. Here's a photo of the only surviving M.18 in a museum in Scotland.
 

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Lovely little bird that never got a chance !
A good, and good looking, fighter certainly. It was probably a wise decision not to produce it, though. Spitfire and Hurricane were already there, and adding another type would have increased the logistics issues in production and maintenance.
 

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How did the naval variant compare with the first/land prototype.
Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown said that the M.20 naval fighter was a poor choice for deck landings.
 

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Bloody marvelous, that.
 

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From Aeroplane Montly, January 1992
 

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Good info and images. The M.20 shared some of its DNA with the M.18 two seat trainer; they had similar proportioned tail feathers and probably shared the same method of construction. Here's a photo of the only surviving M.18 in a museum in Scotland.
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Odd statement in Jarrett's article: "The new straight wing had to be thicker than a metal one... ".
Maybe, but not as thick as it turned out. F. G. Miles was stuck on thick wings which became
a point of contention between F. G. and Don Brown. The M.20 may have been designed by
Capley but he was clearly working under F. G.'s directiion and to his preferences.
 

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