Miles M.61 & M.62 light transport aircraft

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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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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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could the M.61 be considered an ancestor of the aerovan?

cheers,
Robin.
 

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Vice versa... The Aerovan concept was the inspirationsource for the M.61 & M.62 freighters
according to 'Miles Aircraft'
 

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lark said:
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, :mad: :( :'(
 

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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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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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Thank you my dears Cy-27 and Toura,

and here we go.
 

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From Ailes 5/1945.
 

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lark said:
Vice versa... The Aerovan concept was the inspirationsource for the M.61 & M.62 freighters
according to 'Miles Aircraft'
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Which contributed to the still-born Hurel-Dubois-Miles 106 Caravan concept.
After that concept was transferred to Short Brothers, it eventually reached production as the Shorts Skyvan, my favourite skydiving platform!
 
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