SPEED MERCHANT

HAWK SPEED SIX

Both before and after the war, Miles Hawk Speed Six G-ADGP was a British air racing stalwart. All the more reason, therefore, for it to now be part of the Shuttleworth Collection

Miles Hawk Speed Six G-ADGP in the hands of Shuttleworth Collection pilot Mark Sharp.
DARREN HARBAR
DARREN HARBAR

Air racing, like any other form of motorsport, is a constant chase after increased performance. Every second, every mile an hour, counts. A successful racing aeroplane may undergo not just detail revision, but wholesale alteration, in pursuit of victory. When combined with the skills of the handicappers, in the type of competition most prevalent in Britain, no wonder some of the great mounts enjoyed careers lasting many decades.

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