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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - M.3B FALCON SIX
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 200 hp de Havilland Gipsy Six inline engine
Speed: 290 kph, 180mph mph
Range: 901km, 560miles
Seats: 3
Span: 10.67m, 0ft
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

M.3B Falcon Six

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

Three-seat cabin monoplane.

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.

ZS-AFW was allocated SAAF serial 1425.