Miles Sparrowjet Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

F.G. Miles Ltd

First Flight:

14 December 1953

M.77 Sparrowjet:

1 - F.G.Miles (converted from Sparrowhawk)

Type Specification

Applies to:

Miles M.77 Sparrowjet

Type:

Single seat racing monoplane using Sparrowhawk prototype as base

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. Two small additional fins mounted at tips of tailplane

Landing Gear:

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

Power Plant:

Two 330 lb thrust Turbomeca Palas jet engines mounted in wing roots

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in enclosed cockpit in nose

Dimensions

Span:

28 ft 6 in

Length:

30 ft 9.5 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

156 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,578 sq ft

All-up:

2,400 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

230 mph

Rate of Climb:

2,100 ft/min

Range:

270 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

http://www.miles-aircraft.com/M.77_sparrowjet.html