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Gloster Gladiator II

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      This type was the last British biplane fighter. In spite of being outdated by the beginning of WW2, these a/c still acquitted themselves in the defense of France, Malta and East Africa. First flying 12/Sep/1934 slightly more than 700 of all types were manufactured.

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight: 12/Sep/1934

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

27' 5"

11' 7"

32' 3"

3444 lbs.

4864 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

840 hp 

Bristol Mercury VIIIA

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

410 miles

257 mph

- mph

- ft/sec

- ft

Armament:

2x.303cal forward firing Browning machine guns, plus 2x.303cal Brownings mounted under the wings

     

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