|Role||Training and Communications|
|Manufacturer||Miles Aircraft Limited|
|First flight||5 January 1938|
|Status||Retired or Destroyed|
|Primary user||Royal Air Force|
|Developed from||Miles M.7 Nighthawk|
Design and development
The Mentor was developed from the Miles M.7 Nighthawk to meet the Air Ministry Specification 38/37 for a three-seat cabin monoplane for use in a communications role. The requirement asked for the aircraft to able to carry out instrument and radio training in day or night.
The first prototype (Serial L4392) first flew on 5 January 1938. An order for 45 aircraft was received and they were all delivered to the Royal Air Force between April 1938 and February 1939. They were mainly used by No. 24 Squadron and by RAF station flights.
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Data from
- Crew: one, pilot
- Length: 26 ft 1¾ in (7.97 m)
- Wingspan: 34 ft 9½ in (10.6 m)
- Height: ()
- Empty weight: 1,978 lb (903 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 2,710 lb (1,232 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Six 6-cylinder, air-cooled, inverted inline engine, 200 hp (149 kW)
- Maximum speed: 156 mph (253 km/h 134 knots)
See also↑Jump back a section
- Halley, 1993, p. 43
- Amos, Peter. and Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925, Volume 1. London: Putnam Aeronautical, 2000. ISBN 0-85177-787-2.
- Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. ISBN 0-370-00127-3.
- Halley, J.J. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1993. ISBN 0-85130-208-4.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919. London: Putnam, 1974. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.
- Swanborough, Gordon. British Aircraft at War, 1939-1945. East Sussex, UK: HPC Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-9531421-0-8.