At least according to the Finnish tests, Fokker D XXI was faster than the Gladiator.phylo_roadking wrote:The Miles Master I two-seat advanced trainer was slower than a Gladiator...but faster than, say, a Fokker D.XXI
I used Master fighters in an AH scenario and I´m a bit confused by the info regarding the speed of the various versions.
The first one had a 745hp Kestrel and was slightly slower than a Hurricane I, a later version had the much more powerful Mercury (870hp) but made a mere 260mph. How do a 17% increase in hp and a 35mph drop in speed go together?
According to "Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918" by Owen Thetford Master I had a top speed of 226 mph at 15 000 ft
phylo_roadking wrote:Markus - one thing you'd need to find out (there should be anecdotal accounts of training around) is how manouverable a Master really was It MAY have replicated the behaviour of RAF fighter types at that lower altitude and speed...but at full power and altitude it may have been a heavy brute!!! Looking at that VERY wide-cord wing makes me wonder...
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