In the 1930's and 40's, Miles was a prolific
producer of sturdy, lightweight and efficient light aircraft.
They produced cabin monoplanes and one-off
racers to compete in the many air races of the period.
One such racer was the Hawk Speed Six, a
development of the Hawk Major trainer, one of only three
ever made and the subject of our simulation.
A new lower profile canopy was fitted in 1939 and
the paintwork changed from the traditional Miles cream to
black and cream.
The airframe was dismantled and stored throughout
the war years .
After the war, 'No 8' was campaigned by Ronald
Paine who owned and raced the aeroplane for nearly 18 years.
In 1971, with a new owner, 'No.8' underwent a
complete overhaul and refurbishment and Ronald Paine
once again flew her to a second place in the King's Cup of 1972.
Today, the aeroplane can be seen at air shows, still thrilling crowds
wherever she appears.
In game options
Special configuration panel allows for seat height adjustment and view angles in the VC and the removal of the pilot
when on the ground.
Special paint techniques
Specially developed texture techniques to simulate the different coverings used for the airframe and wooden cockpit interior.
A fully engineered soundset is provided which faithfully reproduces the unique sounds of the D.H. Gypsy engine.