The British Miles aircraft company designed in the 1930s a two-seat monoplane basic trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force. It was designated the M.14 Magister and first flight was in March 1937. It had a Gipsy major I engine of  130 hp. The Magister was used in large numbers as trainer for the initial courses for fighter pilots during the Second World War. Over 1,300 Magisters were manufactured and later used by over a dozen air forces and many were also in private ownership. Its nick name was "Maggie".

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Miles Magister  

This aircraft is a combination of 2 airframes (c/n 1992/T9800 and 2037/T9705). It flew with the Belgian Air Force and the machine was later sold in 1954 with various private onwnerships. It is on display as a RAF Magister coded "T-9800" at the Brussels air museum at the Jubelpark in Brussel.

Photographed 2016 by Meindert de Vreeze, (c) copyright

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Quite some plastic scale models were available. In 1/72 the RS Models is a good kit but many others were also released in time including an old FROG kit. In 1/48 Special Hobby has a nice kit as well as Heritage.


This walk around page was first created June 2017 by M. de Vreeze