1935 Miles Hawk Speed Six joins The Collection
The Shuttleworth Collection has purchased the sole surviving Miles Hawk Speed Six, with the support of The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) who donated funding towards this acquisition. The aircraft which will be arriving at Old Warden later in 2018. The Miles Hawk Speed Six is a racing aeroplane developed from the Miles Hawk Major during the 1930s.
Chief Engineer Jean-Michel Munn said “This aircraft fits in well with the overall collection, and especially alongside other iconic racing aircraft of its era such as the Percival Mew Gull and de Havilland DH88 Comet. It’s the sole survivor of its type and will bring a lot of enjoyment to many of our visitors.”
The aircraft is one of three Hawk Speed Six’s built. G-ADGP first flew in 1935 and has a 200hp de Havilland Gipsy Six 1F engine – the original is still fitted. It will make its debut display during this season, and will be the subject of the pilot chat for the Season Finale Race Day on Sunday October 7.