The Book of MILES Aircraft: Photos, Drawings, Descriptions & Specs of all types to mid-40s
The Book of Miles Aircraft
88pp., Numerous diagrams and photographs. A richly illustrated book presenting the history of Miles Aircraft followed by specifications, descriptions and diagrams for 29 different Miles aircraft. A section at the back also provides details of Miles staff and future projects. The books is undated, but an advert at the back lists publications released in 1945, so one can assume the book dates to around then. The original hardback, from which this pdf was created was in excellent condition, and is hard to find. Miles Aircraft Limited was founded in the 1930s as Phillips & Powis Aircraft and took the name Miles in 1943. After the war it ran into serious financial difficulties and in 1947 it entered receivership following which the company was broken up. Lukins also compiled books on Bristol Aircraft and Westland Aircraft.