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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - M.14A MAGISTER
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 130 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major I inline piston engine
Speed: 212 kph, 132mph mph
Range: 612km, 380miles
Seats: 2
Length: 7.51m, 24ft 7.5in
Span: 10.31m, 10ft 10in
Empty Weight: 583kg, 1,286lb
Max T/O Weight: 862kg, 1,900lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

M.14A Magister

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Miles
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Training
 
Description:

Two-seat elementary trainer.

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.


Images:

M.14A Magister. Miles Magister (Photo: Fritz Johl) Miles Magister (Photo: Fritz Johl) Miles Magister (Photo: Fritz Johl)