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A white Miles M.18 aircraft.

Miles M.18

The M.18 was a light civil aircraft. Only four were ever built, between 1938 and 1942.

In 1941 this aircraft was considered by the Royal Air Force for training pilots but no order was placed.

In 1948 Brian Iles bought this aircraft. He flew it in many air races, with great success. He won the Goodyear Trophy Air Race in 1956, the 1956 and 1957 British Air Racing Championships, the Osram Cup Air Race in 1957 and the King’s Cup Air Race in 1961. 

Date:  1939
Mark: II
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Passengers: 1
Top speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)
Range: 420 miles (676 km)

A black and white Miles M.18 aircraft on a runway.

The Miles M.18 aircraft on the runway at the National Musuem of Flight. 

Cockpit view

Two cockpits of a Miles M.180 aircraft. There are several dials on the dashboards.

The cockpit of the Miles M.18 aircraft in the Civil Aviation hangar at the National Museum of Flight. 

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