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Warbird Picture - Miles M.2W Hawk Trainer G-ADWT racing at Leeds (Yeadon) airport in May 1955

Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer Aircraft Information

Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer

M.2 Hawk Trainer

Warbird Picture - Miles M.2W Hawk Trainer G-ADWT racing at Leeds (Yeadon) airport in May 1955

Picture - Miles M.2W Hawk Trainer G-ADWT racing at Leeds (Yeadon) airport in May 1955

Role: Two-seat touring and racing monoplane
Manufacturer: Miles Aircraft Limited
Designed by: Frederick George Miles
First flight: 1935
Primary users: Royal Air Force Romanian Air Force
Number built: 27
Developed from: Miles Hawk Major
Variants: Miles Magister

The Miles Hawk Trainer was a 1930s British two-seat training monoplane designed by Miles Aircraft Limited.

Design and development

The Miles Hawk Trainer was developed from the Hawk Major to meet a requirement to supplement the de Havilland Tiger Moth in the training role. The aircraft had dual controls, blind flying equipment and vacuum operated flaps. In 1937 the design was further developed to meet an Air Ministry specification for a trainer and became the M.14 Magister.


M.2W Hawk Trainer Initial production version powered buy a de Havilland Gipsy Major engine, four built. M.2X Hawk Trainer Improved version with a larger horn-balanced rudder, nine built. M.2Y Hawk Trainer M.2X with minor changes, 13 built.

Note that Hawk Trainer Mk II and Mk III were variants of the Miles Magister.



Romanian Air Force

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force


Spanish Republican Air Force


M.2W registered G-ADWT is still flyable and based in England

Specifications (M.2W)

General characteristics

Capacity: Two
Length: 24 ft 0 in ( m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in ( m)
Height: 6 ft 8 in ( m)
Wing area: 176 ft ( m)
Empty weight: 1,210 lb ( kg)
Gross weight: 1,720 lb ( kg)
Powerplant: 1 x de Havilland Gipsy Major, 130 hp ( kW)


Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
Range: 400 miles (644 km)
Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
Rate of climb: 1,300 ft/min ( m/s)

Amos, Peter. and Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925, Volume 1. London: Putnam Aeronautical, 2000. ISBN 0-85177-787-0.
Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. ISBN 0-37000-127-3.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10014 X.

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