No. 7752. Miles M.8 Peregine (L6346) Royal Air Force
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 3001

Miles M.8 Peregine

03/31/2008. Powered by two 205 hp de Havilland Gipsy Six II six-cylinder, air-cooled, inverted in-line engines the M.8 Peregrine was Miles' the first twin-engined aircraft. Registered in the 'Class B' markings U-9 (c/n 300), it was flown for the first time by C.O. Powis at Woodley in August 1936. It could accommodate two crew and six passengers. Later it was registered
G-AEDE, however, it was dismantled in December 1937.

The pictured aircraft was the second and last example built, fitted with two Menasco B6S Buccaneer six-cylinder, air-cooled, inverted in-line engines. It was delivered to the Royal Aircraft Establishment for boundary layer trials and subsequently used as a flying laboratory.

Created April 30, 2008