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  Miles M.25 Martinet (Queen Martinet)
 

History

Aircraft Type:
Miles M.25 Martinet (Queen Martinet)
Mark:
Mk I 
Primary Role:
Martinet target tug
Queen Martinet: Three unmanned drone target conversions
First Flight: 
24 April, 1942
Date operating with FAA squadrons:
1943-1946
Manufacturer:
Miles
Engine:
One 650kW Bristol Mercury 30 engine
 Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
Wing Span: 11.89m Length: 9.42m Height: 3.53m Wing Area:
Empty Weight: Max.Weight:
Empty Weight: 2105kg Max.Weight: 3062kg
Speed: 

Ceiling: 

Range:

Speed: 386km/h
Ceiling:
Range: 1120km
Armament: 
None
Crew:
1
Squadrons:
Martinet: 718, 722, 723, 725, 726,728,733,736,740,766,770,771,772,773,775,776,779,789,792,793 Piarco, 793,794,797 
Queen Martinet: All to 728 sqdn Ta Kali or 773  Brawdy 1945-46
Battle honours:
None with FAA
Additional references and notes:
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Battle Honours and Operational History
None with the Fleet Air Arm


Martinet MS815 RAF serving with Belgium in 1946


Surviving aircraft and relics
At least one Miles Martinet is known to be preserved in the world's museum. For further details see Miles Airframes Believed To Be Still In Existance

Museum of Berkshire Aviation Miles M25 Martinet: MS902: Miles Martinet TT.1 MS902 was built at Woodley in 1943 and was delivered to 27MU at Shawbury on 21 October 1943. In December 1943 it went to MU (Packing Unit) to be prepared for shipment to Reykjavik. Arrived at Reykjavik, on the SS Isobell, 18 December 1943, probably assigned to the Station Flight, 8 January 1944. Assigned to 251 Squadron, July 19 1945. Assigned to RAF Reykjavik for use with Station Flight.


Associations and reunions
No information
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
Miles M.25 Martinet in Miles Aircraft Production website Miles Aircraft Production A Summary of Miles Aircraft and their Histories. Includes Aeroplane Specifications Individual Airframe Histories and Pictures 
Museum of Berkshire Aviation and their Miles Martinet  Details of the Martinet and the history of the Museum's example
Martinets in Belgium Details of the Miles Magister in service in Belgium
 Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 085130 232 7 
Created 3-4-1999, Modified 3-4-2000

 

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