Miles M.25 Martinet TT.1

Single engine two-seat target towing aircraft.

   Originally 9 Miles Martinet target towing aircraft were ordered with Command paper 7039 for use at the Fighter School (Jachtvliegschool/Ecole de Chasse) at Koksijde airbase. All of these aircraft were delivered in 1947. Two of the aircraft were in such a bad shape that they were refused by the Belgian authorities and replaced by two other aircraft. At first the aircraft resorted under the still mysterious "Flight 600" which officially did not exist on paper but which was in fact the name of the unit which gathered all available aircraft at the early days of the creation of the Fighter School. They soldiered on until replaced by Mosquito target towing aircraft in the early fifties.

R-1

RAF Serial

Date In

MS856

Mar 1947

Date Out

Oct 1951

History

EMA01 (BAF), R-1, not repaired after Cat.3 accident on 22 Jun 1951, scrapped at Koksijde

R-2

RAF Serial

Date In

MS815

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1953

History

EMA02 (BAF), R-2

R-3

RAF Serial

Date In

EM521

Jun 1947

Date Out

1949

History

R-3, 18 Jul 1949 ground collision with R-7, most probably not repaired

R-4

RAF Serial

Date In

EM683

Jun 1947

Date Out

Mar 1952

History

R-4

R-5

RAF Serial

Date In

HP415

Jun 1947

Date Out

Aug 1948

History

R-5, refused by Belgian authorities due to its bad state, returned to RAF (Signal School) and replaced by R-10.

R-6

RAF Serial

Date In

NR297

Jun 1947

Date Out

May 1952

History

R-6

R-7

RAF Serial

Date In

NR441

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jan 1950

History

R-7, 18 Jul 1949 ground collision with R-3, most probably not repaired

R-8

RAF Serial

Date In

R442

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jun 1949

History

R-8, 02 Jun 1949 Cat. 5 accident at Adinkerke due to engine failure.

R-9

RAF Serial

Date In

MS773

Jun 1947

Date Out

Jul 1948

History

R-9, refused by Belgian authorities due to its bad state, returned to RAF, replaced by R-11.

R-10

RAF Serial

Date In

JN539

Jul 1948

Date Out

May 1953

History

R10

R-11

RAF Serial

Date In

NR650

Jul 1948

Date Out

Apr 1952

History

R11, 24 Apr 1952 Cat.5 accident at Koksijde due to engine failure.

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