Miles M.24 a proposed fighter version of M.9

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It was 26 Miles M.24 as " emergency fighter"

Here a translation with google translator + microsoft translator for some word of airwar.ru - M.24

"In the summer of 1940, when the German invasion of the British Isles seemed inevitable, the military service was sent to virtually all civil aviation. Part of the light aircraft, including training, equipped with weapons and bomb racks pulemetnm as provided for their use as stormtroopers. The company's specialists Miles went much further, deciding to turn education into a full aircraft M.9 fighter.

Construction M.9 undergone minor changes. The main feature of the fighter variant designated as M.24, was the installation in the wing of the six machine guns Browning 0.303-caliber (7.7 mm) and the dismantling of the rear cabin. The rest of the structural elements, as well as the engine, fully borrowed from M.9.

As a result of several improvements M.24 few added, which led to a decrease in the maximum speed to 369 km / h. However, this fighter was undemanding in maintenance, well managed and had excellent maneuverability. After weighing all these indicators, it was decided to start serial production of M.24, which is also called the "Modified Master" or "Master Fighter".

By the autumn of 1940 was built 23 (according to other sources - 26) fighter, which would be enough for the acquisition of the two squadrons. However, by this time the threat of German invasion had passed M.24 and later used only as training.
 

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45 years ago Don Brown published 'Miles Aircraft since 1925'. On p.114 the section heading is 'M.9A Master I and M.24 Master Fighter'. It lists those Master I trainers converted to Master Fighters as N7412 and N7801-7822.
 

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