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The Hawk Major was designed as a successor to the Miles M.2 Hawk by Frederick George Miles (en). The main modifications were the use of a De Havilland Gipsy III engine, a metal engine mount – the previous one had a wooden one – and a landing gear with a fairing over the legs, the latter sometimes being called “pants” because of its characteristic shape.

The prototype, designated M.2F Hawk Major, made its maiden flight in 1934 and, in the hands of Sir Charles Rose, won second place in the King’s Cup Race that same year2,3 with a recorded average speed of 237.83 km/h. A racing version was developed and resulted in a unique example designated M.2E Gipsy Six Hawk, fitted with a 200 hp (147 kW) Gipsy Six engine. The production Hawk Major received a 130 hp (95.6 kW) De Havilland Gipsy Major. The aircraft sold well to private owners, including two examples that received smoke generators to allow them to write in the sky (skywriters). An improved version with trailing edge flaps, the M.2H, replaced the M.2F on the production line.

Many unique racing versions were also produced4. In October 1934, Squadron Leader Malcolm C. McGregor flew a Hawk Major from RAF Mildenhall, England, to Melbourne, Australia, in 7 days and 15 hours in the MacRobertson Air Race5. In 1936, the Miles Hawk VI, registration G-ADOD, flown by A. E. Clouston, was entered in the Schlesinger Air Race from Portsmouth to Johannesburg. It almost made it all the way to Johannesburg, but was forced to make a forced landing due to engine problems, only 150 miles south of Salisbury.4 In 1935, an improved version of the aircraft was built for use in the USA.

In 1935, an improved version was developed for training purposes, designated Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer.


  • Wingspan : 2480mm
  • Length : 1820mm
  • Flywing Weight : 9300g
  • Servos:≥8kg
  • Suggested engine : OS 40cc 4 strokes