Miles Sparrowhawk Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd

First Flight:

20 August 1935

M.5 Sparrowhawk:

1 - Phillips & Powis, Woodley

M.5A Sparrowhawk:

5 - Phillips & Powis, Woodley

Type Specification

Applies to:

Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk

Type:

Single seat racing monoplane for F.G. Miles to compete in 1935 King's Cup

Wing:

Low wing cantilever monoplane of spruce structure covered in plywood

Fuselage:

Fuselage of spruce structure with plywood covering

Tail Unit:

Cantilever tailplane with elevator at top of fuselage with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Two main wheels, each in aerodynamic fairing beneath wing. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 140 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major engine in the nose

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit above wing trailing edge

Dimensions

Span:

28 ft

Length:

23 ft 6 in

Height:

5 ft 7 in

Wing Area:

147 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,080 lb

All-up:

1,640 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

178 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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