Aeroplane Monthly 1980-03
G.Johnson - Miles M.14 Magister /RAF Piston Trainers/ (7)
Miles Hawk Trainer L5912, which became the prototype Magister.
The Miles M14 Magister L5933 Two-seat Training Monoplane (130 h.p. "Gipsy-Major" engine) with the blind flying hood over the rear cockpit.
MAJESTY AND MAGISTER: A production-type Miles Magister with Gipsy Major engine set against a background of the kind which is the raison d'etre of the blind-flying "bonnet" over the rear cockpit. The Magister is really an improved Hawk Trainer.
MILES MAGISTER: Trainer (Gipsy Major engine - 130 h.p. at sea level); span, 33ft.; gross weight, 1,825 lb.; max. speed, 145 m.p.h. at 1,000ft.
Magister L6919 with the antispin strakes but without the taller rudder.
M14a L8338 flying near Reading in September 1938.
A shot of N3801 which displays the tall rudder.
In May 1949 Maggie L8274 became G-AKMT, going to the Egyptian Air Force six months later.
M.14a R1853 with “B” Flight, 15EFTS, at Carlisle in the summer of 1940.
M.14 Hawk Trainer III G-AFDB, later became BB662 and finally 4557M before it was scrapped in 1945.
Hawk Trainer III G-AEZS as U6, while fitted with the thick-sectioned M.18 wing.
“Maggibomber” T9687 in company with T9736.
One of 16 "Maggibombers" produced in mid-1940.
L6894 in a similar condition, showing its deep-chord rudder.
Magister L5916, one of the M14s for the CFS aerobatic flight, displays its red and white upper surfaces and the early form of empennage.
Production at Phillips & Powis, Reading, in 1939.
Miles M.14A Magister I elementary trainer, P2378, was photographed at El Kabrit on June 18, 1943.
Miles M.14a Magister 1 of 15 EFTS Redhill, Surrey, summer 1940