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Miles Martinet Target Tug

The Miles Martinet Target Tug

The Martinet was the first aircraft that had been designed from the outset as a Target Tug to enter Royal Air Force service. Prior to this, all target tugs had been obsolete type planes. The design was based on the Miles Master, although the nose was longer to compensate for the extra weight of the towing gear in the rear cockpit. Either a wind driven or motorised winch was installed, carrying six flag and sleeve drogue targets. Some aircraft were later used for air-sea rescue duties.

Top Speed: 240 mph
Engine: 650 kW Bristol Mercury 30 Engine
Max flying height: 1120 kM
Armament: None