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The Miles M.30 X Minor was an experimental aircraft, designed by Miles Aircraft to evaluate the characteristics of blended fuselage and wing intersections. Begun in 1939, the design was a scaled-down version of the gigantic Miles X airliner then being developed.
The small size of the X Minor made it impossible to scale the larger design exactly; the engines were too large and resulted in an aircraft similar in layout but differing in aerodynamics. The X Minor first flew in February 1942, providing Miles with useful data for several years. A larger scale prototype of the X transport was planned but never built.
Type: Test Aircraft
Origin: Miles Aircraft
Designed by: N/A
Crew: One or Two
First Flight: February 1942
Service Delivery: None
Number Produced: 1
Model: Gipsy Major I Series II
Manufacturer: de Havilland
Type: inline piston engine
Number: Two Horsepower: 130 hp
Wing Span: 33 ft (10.06 m)
Length: 26 ft 3 in (8.00 m)
Height: 9 ft (2.74 m)
Wing Surface Area: 200 sq ft (19 mē)
Empty weight: 2,710 lb (1,230 kg)
Loaded weight: 4,240 lb (1,920 kg)
Max. Take-Off wt: N/A
Maximum speed: 160 mph (260 km/h)
Cruise speed: N/A
Stall speed: N/A
Rate of climb: N/A
Wing loading: 21.2 lb/sq ft (103.6 kg/mē)
Power/mass: 16.3 lb/bhp (9.9 kg/kW)
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