Hi diamant! I've just discovered this thread and I'm in absolute awe before this masterwork!diamant said:These are the links for the full article regadirng of our Miles subcollection published in IPMS Stockholm sometime ago
My thoughts exactly. And apart from the general configuration it doesn't look one bit like a Miles design... too UGLY!robunos said:
Don't forget that Miles WAS ahead on several key design aspects, most notably canard configurations and jet propulsion, as he designed an aircraft that never flew but served as a basis for Bell's X-1 research!Jemiba said:I just meant, that the wheels/tyres look much greater, than on the internal arrangement drawing.
What puzzles me more, is that this british design from 1943 clearly has swept wings !
From which german designer George Miles had stolen this revolutionary idea that early ??! ;D
Oh, see what you mean. now, though to me, the wheels on the 3-view look too small, and ones in the perspective drawing look correct.I just meant, that the wheels/tyres look much greater, than on the internal arrangement drawing
It was the Germans (Adolf Busseman) who developed the swept-wing concept for high speed flight, the sweep producing a reduction in streamwise T/C ratio, while still providing sufficient wing thickness to allow adequate structural rigidity.Definitely not German, and if you look at the Miles Libellula canard series of designs, they nearly all had swept wings...
And oft repeated claim beloved of the Brits that falls apart when one takes a close lookStargazer2006 said:as he designed an aircraft that never flew but served as a basis for Bell's X-1 research!