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Miles Martinet (Canadian: 10 )

Miles Martinet

(RAF Photos)(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)
Miles Martinet TT Mk. I, RAF (Serial No, HN862), ca 1943."

TThe Miles M.25 Martinet was a target tug aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) that was in service during the Second World War. It was the first British aircraft to be designed specifically for target towing.

Work on the Martinet was started in response to the RAF's shortage of obsolete frontline aircraft for target towing duties. It was intentionally designed with as much commonality as was feasible to existing production aircraft, being a derivative of Mile's prolific Master trainer. The first prototype Martinet conducted its maiden flight on 24 April 1942, with quantity production commencing immediately thereafter. A total of 1,724 Martinets were produced, of which the majority were operated either by the RAF or FAA, although a minority were also used by overseas and civilian operators.

The Martinet was also developed into a relatively secretive aircraft in response to Specification Q.10/43, which called for a radio-controlled target drone. This aircraft, designated M.50 Queen Martinet, was only produced in small numbers, and its existence was a state secret for numerous years, being only officially acknowledged during 1946. Several other derivatives of the base aircraft were also produced, including a dedicated glider tug and a trainer variant. Wikipedia

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Canadian Aircraft Losses (10)
last update: 2021-09-22 20:43:19

Martinet HP133

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 HP133

Known Squadron Assignments: ;131

1943-March-15 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Arnold Lindsay Card 2024-01-04

Martinet HP269

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 HP269

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1489

1943-July-11 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Willis Henry Armstrong 2022-02-20

Martinet JN428

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 JN428

Known Squadron Assignments: ;22

1944-May-26 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Donald Frederick George Parker DFM 2021-05-02

Martinet JN492

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 JN492

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

1944-January-06 KIFA RCAF Sergeant George Lester Brehaut 2023-08-29

Martinet MS525

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 MS525

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

1944-January-31 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Ruddell 2021-08-06

Martinet MS554

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 MS554

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1691

1943-December-03 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Arthur Theodore Barnson 2022-03-06

Martinet MS690

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 MS690

Known Squadron Assignments: ;4

1945-February-20 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Norman Punshon 2021-08-11

Martinet MS754

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 MS754

Known Squadron Assignments: ;598

1944-March-28 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ronald Alexander McDonald 2021-08-17

Martinet MS785

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 MS785

Known Squadron Assignments: ;567

1944-April-17 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alan Claud Macdon Ell Rolph 2021-03-03

Martinet NR418

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 NR418

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1692

1945-January-22 KIFA RCAF Corporal Charles Richard Mason 2021-08-16

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