Miles M.33 Monitor

Specifications

1st Flight 1944

Crew: 2

Length: 47 ft 8 in (14.53 m)

Wingspan: 56 ft 3 in (17.15 m)

Height: 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)

Wing area: 500 sq ft (46 m2)

Aspect ratio: 6.3

Airfoil: root: NACA 23021; tip: NACA 2412

Empty weight: 15,850 lb (7,189 kg)

Gross weight: 21,075 lb (9,559 kg)

Fuel capacity: 480 imp gal (576 US gal; 2,182 l) fuel ; 32 imp gal (38 US gal; 145 l) oil

Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-2600-31 Twin Cyclone 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,700 hp (1,300 kW) each

Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 330 mph (530 km/h, 290 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,572 m)

Cruise speed: 265 mph (426 km/h, 230 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,572 m)

Range: 2,750 mi (4,430 km, 2,390 nmi)

Service ceiling: 29,000 ft (8,800 m)

Rate of climb: 2,480 ft/min (12.6 m/s)

Time to altitude:

15,000 ft (4,572 m) in 6 minutes 24 seconds

20,000 ft (6,096 m) in 10 minutes 6 seconds

Wing loading: 42.1 lb/sq ft (206 kg/m2)

Power/mass: 0.161 hp/lb (0.265 kW/kg)

Take-off run: 1,035 ft (315 m)

Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m): 2,430 ft (741 m)

Variants

Monitor TT Mk I

Prototype target tug for the Royal Air Force, one built.

Monitor TT Mk II

Target tug for the Fleet Air Arm, one prototype and 20 production aircraft.

 

 

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