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Secudus2004
04-29-2005, 03:34 PM
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I have exhausted the sites found on the net about this British project and have failed to find any books written about it!

Does anyone know of any?

If you don€t know about this project see this site: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/M/Mi/Miles_M.52.htm

Regards

Sec.

Aaron_GT
04-29-2005, 05:13 PM
There's a book on Miles (as a whole) with details on the m.52 coming out soon. I'll see if I can dig out the email from the publisher and post more details here.

p1ngu666
04-29-2005, 06:10 PM
im just reading about it now
will foto for u http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Aaron_GT
04-30-2005, 01:43 AM
I can't find the email anywhere :-( In theory the publisher is going to email me when it is published but it would be good to be proactive just in case. I'll keep looking.

MrBlueSky1960
04-30-2005, 02:49 AM
Aaron_GT thankyou for that info, it seems strange that a subject of this nature is only to be found on the net. After all these years the only thing that I can remember seeing is a documentary by Channel 4...

Being so close and then having the whole thing screwed up and thrown into the bin, with only the most flimsy of reasons given (Endagerment to pilot!) Seems to smack of some dodgy deals being done by the British and American Goverments that was somewhat one sided with the technological gains lost by Britain.

How many of the staff at Bell were told where this information suddenly came from? I can remember an interview with Chuck Yeager saying that the instability when approacing the speed of sound was solved by Bell with the moving tail... Was he privey to the info or was he told not to say...

Interesting...

Regards

Sec.

MrBlueSky1960
04-30-2005, 02:57 AM
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Double post...

stathem
04-30-2005, 03:03 AM
Next months "The Aeroplane" has an article on it.

Taylortony
04-30-2005, 04:14 AM
http://www.miles-aircraft.com/Publications_page.html

http://www.miles-aircraft.com/Credits_page.html

http://amazingforums.com/forum/MILES/forum.html

or try

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/bex.jpg

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/technical_pg1.htm

BRITISH EXPERIMENTAL TURBOJET AIRCRAFT,
Jones, Barry, Crowood, 2003, new, see photo, Aircraft covered: Gloster E.28/39; De Havilland D.H.108; Saunders Roe S.R.A/1; Hawker P.1040, P.1052, P.1072 and P.1081; Armstrong Whitworth AW.52G and 52; Gloster E.1/44; Supermarine E.41/46: Avro 707 Series; Avro Type 706 Ashton; Boulton Paul P.111, P.111a and P.210; Fairey FD.1; Handley Page H.P.88; Supermarine N.9/47; Short S.B.5; Short S.B.1 & S.B.4 Sherpa; Fairey F.D.2 and BAC Type 221; Short S.C.1; Saunders Roe S.R.53; Hawker P.1127; Handley Page H.P.115; Bristol Type 188; Hunting 126, also includes cancelled projects: Miles M.52, Avro 720, Saunders Roe S.R.177. Supermarine 545, Hawker P.1121, BAC TSR.2, photos & color plates, 208 pgs.

uk price
http://www.crowoodpress.co.uk/2004/book_details.asp?ISBN=1+86126+621+9

This is a cracking book too but i do not know if it is in it... they did a wessex with the engines ontop like a Sea king http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672521660/ref%3Dnosim/bestbookbuys00/002-4991657-6951241

Aaron_GT
04-30-2005, 04:09 PM
Thanks TaylorTony - the book mentioned on the amazing forums Miles forum is the one I was talking about!

MrBlueSky1960
05-01-2005, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
Taylortony, you are a Gentleman, in fact your a bloody Gem!

Thanks for that, everyone. Very much appreciated, I can assure you.

Regards

Sec.

Aaron_GT
05-01-2005, 04:44 PM
It seems that the original publisher has dropped that book, but it may appear as a series of smaller titles from another publisher instead, first one being pre WW2 Miles aircraft.

mauld
05-03-2005, 07:50 AM
The June (Current) issue of aeroplane magazine in the uk has an article on it. the web site is http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/

MrBlueSky1960
05-03-2005, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by mauld:
The June (Current) issue of aeroplane magazine in the uk has an article on it. the web site is http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/

Hmmm... The M-52 and the DH.Hornet are featured in the June issue http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks...

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Taylortony
05-03-2005, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mauld:
The June (Current) issue of aeroplane magazine in the uk has an article on it. the web site is http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/

Hmmm... The M-52 and the DH.Hornet are featured in the June issue http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/WhirlwindSig01.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


NOT ONLY THAT They are going to Build a static HORNET http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif coooooool

Oh there is a Whitley on the way too that I am rebuild some parts for at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
05-03-2005, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mauld:
The June (Current) issue of aeroplane magazine in the uk has an article on it. the web site is http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/

Hmmm... The M-52 and the DH.Hornet are featured in the June issue http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/WhirlwindSig01.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


NOT ONLY THAT They are going to Build a static HORNET http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif coooooool

Oh there is a Whitley on the way too that I am rebuild some parts for at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

the **** night bomber, which looked like it was out of the 1800's?
cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Aaron_GT
05-03-2005, 03:25 PM
The Whitley has a certain charm. Slow, poorly armed, not a big bomb load, but it has a certain charm. What would be nice to see would be a Heyford. The mid 1930s planes (Heyford, Dragon, etc) had style. Ok... heading off the topic even more now...