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Miles M.52: Gateway to Supersonic Flight by Eric Brown

By Eric Brown

In December 1943, a best mystery agreement (E.24/43) used to be offered to Miles plane. The agreement used to be to construct the world's first supersonic jet able to 1000mph. the one trustworthy resource of information on supersonic gadgets got here from the Armament learn Dept and their wind tunnel exams on ammunition. From this, Miles built an incredibly thin-winged, bullet-shaped airplane. the learn was once inexplicably handed to the american citizens in 1944. by way of December 1945, one prototype was once almost entire. the second one, destined for an try out on the sound barrier used to be eighty according to cent entire. In February 1946, Capt Eric Brown used to be proven because the try pilot and October 1946 used to be set for the supersonic trials. even though, on 12 February 1946, Miles have been ordered to forestall construction. No believable rationalization was once given for the cancellation whilst Britain was once inside of six months of breaking the sound barrier. Eric Brown and others at once concerned together with Dennis Bancroft, the manager Aerodynamicist at the M.52, have now come jointly to attempt and at last clear up the secret in the back of the cancellation.

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