Gloster Gladiator

Mk. I, I Trop, II, II Meteo, Sea Gladiator, J-8

Marek Ryś

Date Published :
May 2020
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Illustration :
drawing sheets, color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148864
Pages : 24
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Gloster Gladiator is a British fighter constructed at the Gloster Aircraft Company. The prototype was created in 1934. It was powered by a 645 HP Bristol Mercury VIS engine. Gloster Gladiator Mk I had a 8382 mm long fuselage, which consisted of four numbered sections. The first of these included the engine bed. The second front fuselage, the third – the rear fuselage, and the fourth – tail. The arrangement of instrumentation and equipment inside the truss was marked with letters or numbered from one to eight fuselage partitions corresponding to the distances between the frames. Clearly straight main panels with a span of 9845 mm were built around two Hawker steel girders. The upper and lower supports of the girders were made of rolled octagonal elements, and the wavy lining provided strong points for attaching four aerodynamically profiled transverse struts. Such wing structure was finished with light alloy ribs, stringers and steel and duralumin spreader bars.


"This is one neat book on the Gladiator. It will be of great interest to modelers contemplating building a model of a Gladiator and of interest to aviation historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"As with the other booklets in the series, this includes lots of scale plans: 28 1/72 scale black and white drawings (left, right, top, front, and back) and 30 1/48 scale black and white drawings."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

‘’Another excellent booklet from Kagero ideal for both the model-maker and aviation enthusiast.’’


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