Miles M.3 Falcon
|LIGHT CABIN MONOPLANE||Virtual Aircraft Museum / United Kingdom / Miles|
The first true cabin aircraft designed by F. G. Miles, the Miles M.3 Falcon prototype (G-ACTM) was flown first on 12 October 1934. This prototoype was a three-seat cabin monoplane, but the first production example seated four in a wider cabin. A number of variants of the basic aircraft were flown under the names M.3A Falcon Major and M.3B Falcon Six, total production amounting to 36, of which six were impressed for service with the RAF at the outbreak of World War II. Powered by a 149kW de Havilland Gipsy Six inline engine, the 10.67m span Falcon had a maximum speed of 290km/h and normal range of 901km.