Aeroplane Monthly 1980-03
G.Johnson - Miles M.14 Magister /RAF Piston Trainers/ (7)
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 Hawk Trainer L5912, which became the prototype Magister.
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.
M.14a R1853 with “B” Flight, 15EFTS, at Carlisle in the summer of 1940.
In May 1949 Maggie L8274 became G-AKMT, going to the Egyptian Air Force six months later.
“Maggibomber” T9687 in company with T9736.
One of 16 "Maggibombers" produced in mid-1940.
Hawk Trainer III G-AEZS as U6, while fitted with the thick-sectioned M.18 wing.
L6894 in a similar condition, showing its deep-chord rudder.
M.14 Hawk Trainer III G-AFDB, later became BB662 and finally 4557M before it was scrapped in 1945.
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