You are on page 1of 28

Faith, Hope & Charity

Faith

(Left click for larger image)

Gladiator (possibly 'Hope' destroyed by German aircraft 4th February 1941 on Hal Far airfield. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Beasley (replaced Michael's photo as this came out better) .

Probably taken 1939/40. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Beasley .

so they were taken apart for re-packing. After assembling the biplanes the Royal Navy decided on having them back for work in Alexandria. Faith. On the 7th raid of the day the Gladiator's drew blood by shooting down a Macchi 200 fighter. Hope & Charity fought for 17 days without relief & played a fundamental role in fooling the Italian intelligence into thinking Malta had a substantial fighter defence. The remaining 4 were assembled. . Following talks between Air Commodore Maynard & the Royal Navy it was decided to leave the biplanes on Malta & they were reassembled. Hope & Charity'. In fact. This put extra strain on the engines & 2 of them blew pistons. Flying Officer John Waters nicknamed the aircraft 'Faith. there were enough parts to make up 8 biplanes but the Navy wanted 4 back to join the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. Other parts were later used from a Swordfish. These were packed in crates & left at Kalafrana flying boat base by HMS Glorious which left to join the Norwegian campaign. Although the biplanes were slower than the Italian fighters they were more manouverable.To say Malta's air defences were small at the beginning of WWII would be an under statement. Their first use in combat came at 0649 on the 11th of June 1940 when 10 Italian Savoia Marchetti 79 bombers bombed Grand Harbour. The total air power on Malta consisted of 4 Gloster Gladiator biplanes. On the 3rd September 1943 what was left & tidied up of Faith was presented to the people of Malta by the RAF. Maintenance crews converted Blenheim bomber engines to fit the Gladiators. Superchargers were left on maximum during the climb after take off (which was against orders) so they could gain height faster. 3 were to be used on operations with the reamaining 1 kept in reserve. No aircraft were shot down in this encounter. Three bladed propellers were fitted in place of the usual two to give the biplanes a faster rate of climb.

.

see these sites for more details.htm Books: Faith.kund.Elmo's Fort. Valletta. Visit: The National War Museum. .se/commonwealth_burges.se/commonwealth_burges. References: Websites: This site is only a small sample.htm Flight Lieutenant William Josef 'Timber' Woods http://surfcity.Faith in the Malta War Museum. St.dalnet.kund. Photo courtesy of Michael Sanderson. Home of 'Faith'. Kenneth Poolman. Group Captain George Burges http://surfcity.dalnet. Hope & Charity.

1 Books 16. 2 Development 3. 3 Variants 4. 8. 7 Production 11.4 Shop . 8 More Information 15. 8. 7. 8. 5 Operators 6. 8. 7. 4 History 5.2 Manufacture 13.2 Magazines 17.3 Civilian Operators 9. 6 Specifications 10.1 Military Operators 7. 1 Key Facts 2.1 Design Centre 12. 7.3 Links 18.3 Production List 14. 5. 5. 5.2 Government Agencies 8.Gloster Gladiator Contents [ hide ] 1.

from the first batch of 23 aircraft.Gladiator Mk I K6132. 1000aircraftphotos. (photo.com) .

S. and official flight testing at Martlesham Heath commenced immediately.Key Facts Main Role: Configuration: Country: Current Status: Single-seat day fighter Tractor biplane United Kingdom Out of Service. Maiden flights of the contenders took place between February and September 1934. With orders hard to come by. The call for a maximum speed some 40 mph faster than the latest RAF fighter (the Hawker Fury). Accordingly. the Chief Designer of Gloster Aircraft Company. In May 1934 Gloster Aircraft was brought by Hawker Aircraft Limited. and this introduced substantial financial capital and aircraft structures know-how into the company. Calculations showed that the proposed Gauntlet derivative would have a performance very close to the F. It appeared at a time when monoplanes were already eclipsing biplanes and yet achieved wartime fame in the hands of skilled pilots. H.37 showed that it had realised the expected performance gains of the design. the company authorised the construction of a private venture prototype – designated the S.S.19 fighter to meet Air Ministry requirements. Company testing of the S. was clearly intended to steer fighter designers away from the traditional engine and armament formula that had been on offer since the Great War. a single-leg cantilever landing gear and Lewis machine guns mounted in the lower wings. fighting some of the most dramatic battles of the early war years.P.37 – using a Gauntlet fuselage. In parallel. A preference for the use of the Rolls-Royce Goshawk steam-cooled V-12 engine was expressed.19 was selected for production for the RAF as the Gloster Gauntlet. The Air Ministry was by now aware of the poor performance of the various F. a single bay wing with landing flaps on the upper and lower wings. seven designs were offered for consideration. and so did not immediately participate in the F.S. in September 1933 the S. every Goshawk-engined type suffered severe cooling problems and the selection competition had to be delayed until mid-1935. but with double it’s armament.S. and a four-gun armament.7/30 requirement.7/30 competition. It also saw the urgent need to find a stopgap fighter head of the forthcoming Hurricane and Spitfire projects then being designed. Glosters proposed that a production version would feature Hawker-syle construction with a redesigned tail unit. Unfortunately.37 was transferred to RAF ownership with the serial K5200. Air Ministry specification F. The new features included an uprated Mercury engine.7/30 was formally issued to industry in late 1931. In June the private venture Gloster fighter was . Mercury X engine and an enclosed cockpit. It called for a day and night interceptor with a maximum speed in excess of 250 mph (402 km/h). On 3 April 1935 the S.7/30 contenders. Folland was pre-occupied with developing the S. The maiden flight took place on 12 September 1934. and so when the type was offered to the Air Ministry it aroused considerable interest. During this time.S. Folland’s team therefore began to examine possible further refinements to the Gauntlet design. Out of Production Development The Gloster Gladiator was the RAF’s last biplane fighter. However.

and an initial order was placed in early 1938. No.603. 247 Sqn flew many patrols but never saw any combat during the Battle. although a number of other units had them on second-line strength. These two units were just beginning to re-equip with Hurricanes when the Germans attacked on 10 May 1940. When World War 2 started in September 1939. The new version was called the Gladiator Mk II. and No.declared the winner of F. These differed from the RAFs Gladiator IIs in being equipped with catapult spools. they were not intended for operational use aboard carriers. Sea Gladiators first embarked in HMS Courageous with 801 Squadron in March 1939. At the end of 1937 the Royal Navy had begun to show interest in a shipboard version of the Gladiator II as a replacement for the Hawker Nimrod. and a new specification.42 and was successful in helping repel the Italian invasion of Egypt and defeat Italian forces in East Africa.33 and 80 Sqns in Egypt. sent to France in November 1939. 263 Squadron was sent to Norway to assist British forces against a German invasion. On 1 July 1935 the allocation of the name Gladiator was officially announced and an initial contract for 23 aircraft placed. From 1938 existing Gladiator units began to re-equip with the Spitfire or Hurricane. was rapidly written to cover the production version. Production continued to satisfy a number of export customers. Units converting from the Gladiator experienced a much lower accident rate than other fighter squadrons. The Gladiators suffered heavy losses to the Luftwaffe’s modern aircraft and had to be withdrawn to southern England to complete the conversion to Hurricanes. A further 60 full-standard Sea Gladiators were also obtained. 607 and 615 Squadrons formed part of the Air Component of the BEF. 151 and 263 Squadrons were subsequently reformed with Gladiators as temporary equipment. The first export contract being agreed with Latvia on 27 May 1937.7/30.14/35. In September 1935 a second order for 180 aircraft was agreed. 607 and 615) were still equipped with Gladiators – although 141. The carrier was subsequently attacked by the German battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and sunk. The first production Gladiator Mk I flew in January 1937. Only 247 Squadron at Roborough officially flew Gladiators during the Battle of Britain. In April 1940.94 Sqn in Aden. only four home-based fighter squadrons (Nos. 38 RAF Gladiators were transferred to the Admiralty and designated Sea Gladiator (Interim). When Italy entered the war in June 1940. and with No. Operations from the frozen Lake Lesjaskag ended when Luftwaffe bombers destroyed the aircraft on the ground. As a stopgap measure. The last Mk I for the RAF was delivered at the end of 1937. Gladiators were serving with No. In its place Glosters offered the Mercury VIII and three-bladed Fairey Reed metal propeller. Although they carried hooks. arrestor hook and dinghy stowage (between the landing gear legs). . before the survivors landed on HMS Glorious for the voyage home. They fought continuously until 7 June. Replacement Gladiators accompanied the Squadron when it deployed to Narvik in the far north. By March 1938 sufficient metal propellers were available to launch a programme to retrofit all the Gladiator Mk Is with this propeller. The Gladiator proved a fairly even match for the Fiat CR. 605. In-service experience with RAF squadrons had meanwhile highlighted the unsuitability of the Mercury IX/Watts propeller combination. Mk I aircraft were delivered with the Watts two-bladed wooden propeller. F. 72 Squadron at Tangmere took delivery of it’s first aircraft on 23rd February 1937. claiming 26 confirmed victories.

destroying 6 Russian bombers and 6 fighters for the loss of 3 Gladiators – one due to an accident. In 1941 Gladiators from No. For 10 days (11 to 21 June) the Sea Gladiators represented the Island’s sole air defence. rather than pick off individual targets. In May 1940 four Sea Gladiators were assembled by the RAF and test flown. including Greece. South Africa and Egypt. while Portugal retained it’s Gladiators for advanced pilot training until 1953 before scrapping them. but finally disappeared from front line service in January 1942. In second-line duties the type continued to fly with No. the volunteer unit which served alongside the Finnish Air Force in the Winter War of 1939-40. The skill and determination of its pilots however. . but when called upon to engage modern combat aircraft its obsolescent design was cruelly exposed.In Malta the Royal Navy had stored a number of Sea Gladiators in crates to re-supply carrier squadrons as required. achieving good results against the Regia Aeronautica but were outclassed once the Luftwaffe joined the battle. The Gladiator IIs sold to Finland itself served principally with HLeLv 26. In many air arms it smoothed the transition to advanced monoplane fighters. Due to a shortage of ammunition. the lack of armour protection and self-sealing fuel tanks did not make it popular. has allowed the Gladiator to acquire a wartime reputation which might otherwise have been tainted with tragedy. the survivors flew with some success in the defence of Siuchow during 1938. Gladiators continued to serve in the Western Desert throughout 1941.521 (Meteorological) Squadron and numerous Meteorological Flights until Janaury 1945. The Italians staged only three air raids on the island during this period. Many RAF Gladiators were supplied to Allied air forces. and in confronting aircraft of its own era it performed well. The first export aircraft to see combat were those of the Chinese Government. a Maltese newspaper published a report on the Sea Gladiators which ensured that the names Faith. Despite numerous accidents by inexperienced pilots. Bedfordshire. the Sea Gladiators were used to break up the bomber formations. The Gladiators of Nos. The sole surviving airworthy Gladiator is now maintained and preserved by the Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden. 80 and 112 Squadrons participated in the Greek campaign. and the Gladiator II designated J 8A. which had acquired 36 Gladiator Mk Is for use against the invading Japanese.94 Sqn participated in the ‘Battle of Habbaniyah’ against Iraqi rebels besieging the RAF training base. The Swedish unit was in action for 62 days. and while it’s handling qualities were praised. Some of these served with Flygflottilj 19. Hope and Charity (never actually applied to the aircraft) entered aviation mythology. In Swedish service the Gladiator I was designated J 8. Gloster’s private venture development of the already highly-refined Gauntlet brought the biplane fighter concept to the peak of technical perfection. before some Hurricanes were impressed into service. Some months later. The Royal Egyptian Air Force aircraft remained airworthy until shortly after the end of the war.

(photo. Keith McKenzie) .Shuttleworth’s L8032 – as it appeared during the 1970s.

F. Provision for machine gun in each upper wing. long chord engine cowling. Swedish designation for Mk II with Swedish-built Nohab Mercury VIIIS. Updated Gauntlet with single bay wings. Upgraded Mk I with Mercury VIIIA or VIIIAS engine. F. auto mixture control. 2-blade propeller.3 engine. later retrofitted with 3-blade propeller.37 Gladiator Mk I Gladiator Mk II Sea Gladiator (Interim) Sea Gladiator J8 J 8A First prototype with Mercury IV (later Mercury VIS) engine. New fuselage structure. catapult points.7/30 (S.S. 38 aircraft. Conversion of production Gladiator Mk II with arrestor hook.Variants Requirement Specification: F. belly fairing for dinghy. naval instruments and radio. 4 guns. Arrestor hook. Production carrier-borne fighter version. wing flaps. Initial production version.37). 3-blade propeller.14/35 (Mk I). with Mercury IXS engine. . naval instruments and radio.S. enclosed cockpit.36/37 (Mk II) Manufacturers Designation: Development History: S. electric starter from internal battery. increased fuel capacity. desert filter. Spatted tailwheel. revised undercarriage. based on Mk II. cantilever landing gear. Swedish designation for Mk I with UK-built Mercury IXS engine.

</ T The Shuttleworth Gladiator at Mildenhall Air Fete ‘90. (photo. Paul Clouting) .

1000aircraftphotos.com) History . Jacques Trempe.Gladiator Mk. I K6131 before delivery (photo.

37 Gladiator name officially announced First production order for 23 aircraft Second production order for 180 aircraft First flight of first production Mk I First production delivery to 72 Sqn RAF First export order placed by Latvia Specification F.37 started Maiden flight of S.S.S.S.37 transferred to RAF ownership Specification F.S.14/35 issued for production version of S.7/30 issued by Air Ministry Design of Gauntlet development started Construction of S.37 first prototype S.Key Dates: 1 Oct 1931 1933 Spring 1934 12 Sept 1934 3 April 1935 June 1935 1 July 1935 July 1935 Sept 1935 Jan 1937 22 Feb 1937 27 May 1937 late 1937 end 1937 early 1938 March 1938 March 1938 June 1938 Dec 1938 Feb 1939 March 1939 30 August 1939 1 May 1941 January 1942 1943 26 Sept 1941 7 Jan 1945 Feb 1948 1953 7 Nov 1960 Specification F.6 Sqn in Egypt withdraws Gladiator from service Last Sea Gladiator withdrawn from second line service Last operational sortie by RAF Gladiator Last RAF weather observation flight made Gloster buys last 2 surviving Gladiators from Air Ministry – L8032 & N5903 Portuguese Air Force retires last Gladiator from advanced training duties ‘K8032′ (L8032) handed over to Shuttleworth Trust .36/37 issued for Gladiator Mk II Last Mk I delivered to RAF Initial order for 50 Gladiator Mk IIs placed by Air Ministry Retrofit of 3-bladed propeller in progress Admiralty order for 38 Sea Gladiator (Interim) Combined order for 300 Gladiator II & Sea Gladiator First Sea Gladiator (Interim) delivered to FAA Last Sea Gladiator II delivered Sea trials for Sea Gladiator on HMS Courageous Final Gladiator delivery to the RAF Sea Gladiator withdrawn from frontline service No.

L8032 appeared as ‘N2308′ HP-B for a time (photo. Dave Key Military Airshows in the UK) .

5 RAuxAF Sqns. 12 Met. 8 second-line Sqns) (captured 5 Mk I ex-Lat/12 Mk I ex-Lith) Government Agencies None .Operators Military Operators Australia – RAAF Belgium – Air Force China – CNAF Egypt – REAF Finland – Air Force France – Free French AF Germany – Luftwaffe Greece – Air Force Iraq – RIAF Ireland – IAC Latvia – Air Force Lithuania – RAAF Norway – Army Air Force Portugal – Air Force South Africa – SAAF Sweden – Air Force UK – Royal Air Force UK – Fleet Air Arm USSR – Air Force (39 ex-RAF Mk I/II a/c with 3 (RAAF) Sqn) (22 new build Mk I aircraft) (36 new build Mk I aircraft) (18 ex-RAF Mk I mod to Mk II standard. Flights) (7 first-line Sqns. 27 ex-RAF Mk II aircraft) (30 ex-RAF Mk II aircraft) (6 ex-RAF aircraft with Group de Chasse ‘Alsace’) (15 Mk I captured in Russia) (2 new build Mk I + 25 Mk I & 10 Mk II ex-RAF) (15 new build Mk I aircraft + 29 Mk I/II ex-RAF aircraft) (4 new build Mk I aircraft) (26 new build Mk I aircraft) (14 new build Mk I aircraft) (6 new build Mk I + 6 new build Mk II aircraft) (15 new build Mk I aircraft + 15 ex-RAF Mk II aircraft) (1 Mk I + 11 Mk II ex-RAF aircraft) (37 new build Mk I + 18 new build Mk II aircraft) (24 RAF Sqns.

except for the following:Dimensions: Height 11 ft 7 in (3.217 lb (1.000 ft (3.83 m). 9 cylinder radial.967 kg) Performance: Maximum level speed 236 mph (380 kph) at 10.303 Lewis guns under lower wing with 97 rounds per gun. Wing Span 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m).28 m) diameter.398 kg).01 sq m) Engine(s): One air cooled.15 m) quoted in many sources is the minimum height when the propeller blades and fuselage are horizontal. * The height of 10 ft 4 in (3. one 0. Gloster Gladiator Mk I Role: Single-seat fighter Crew: One Dimensions: Length 27 ft 5 in (8. Service ceiling 27.000 ft (3.303 Browning machine gun under each lower wing with 400 rounds per gun.048 m) 5 min 15 sec. T ime to 10.36 m).303 in (7. Time to 10. one 0.58 m) tail down over propeller arc*. Specifications Gloster S.339 lb (1.800 ft (4. Range 428 mls (689 km). Weights: Empty Equipped 3.7 mm) Vickers Mk. Bristol Mercury IX of 830 hp (619 kW) driving a Watts 2-bladed propeller of 10 ft 9 in (3.0 sq ft (30.082 kg) Performance: Maximum level speed 210 mph (338 kph) at sea level.206 m) with Mercury VIS.062 lb (1.420 m).0 sq ft (30. two 0.36 m).Civilian Operators UK – Shuttleworth Collection (1 airworthy aircraft) Note: Some new-build export aircraft fitted with customer specified armament. Height 11 ft 9 in (3. Subsequently: Two . Gloster Gladiator Mk II As above.37 Role: Single-seat fighter Crew: One Dimensions: Length 27 ft 5 in (8.303 Lewis machine gun under each lower wing with 97 rounds per gun.58 m) tail down over propeller arc. Initial rate of climb 2.997 m).01 sq m) Engine(s): One air-cooled. Wing Area 323.594 lb (2. with 600 rounds per gun. with 600 rounds per gun. Loaded 4. Wing Area 323.500 ft (4.V machine-guns in fuselage sides with 600 rounds per gun.229 m) Armament: Two . or 242 mph (390 kph) at 13.800 ft (9.048 m) 4 min 40 sec. Weights: Empty Equipped 3.000 ft (3. Height 11 ft 9 in (3. 253 mph (407 kph) at 14. Armament: First 71 aircraft: Two .303 in (7.S.53 m) tail down over propeller arc* .458 kg). Bristol Mercury IV of 530 hp (395 kW) – later fitted with Mercury VIS2 of 648 hp (483 kW). Service ceiling 32.7 mm) Browning machine-guns in fuselage sides.000 ft (8. Wing Span 32 ft 3 in (9. Endurance 1 hr 54 min.048 m).303 in (7. Loaded 4.300 ft/min (700 m/min).7 mm) Vickers Mk. 9 cylinder radial. V machine-guns in fuselage sides.

Service ceiling 33.844 m).500 ft (11. 253 mph (407 kph) at 14.272 kg) Performance: Maximum level speed 210 mph (338 kph) at sea level. Endurance 2 hrs 6 min. .449 m). Loaded 5.600 ft (4. Bristol Mercury VIIIA or VIIIAS of 840 hp (636 kW) with manual boost override driving a Fairey Reed 3-bladed propeller of 10 ft 6 in (3.570 m).612 kg).303 Browning machine guns in the top wing. Armament: As for Mk II. Range 415 mls (667 km) at 259 mph (416 kph).048 m) 4 min 30 sec.15 m) quoted in many sources is the minimum height when the fuselage is horizontal and the propeller has been rotated to have two blades at the top and one vertical blade at the bottom. Weights: Empty Equipped 3. Gloster Sea Gladiator As Mk II above.554 lb (1. * The height of 10 ft 4 in (3.000 ft (3.Engine(s): One air cooled.600 ft (4. 9 cylinder radial. Endurance 1 hr 58 min.864 lb (2.048 m) 4 min 42 sec. Cruising speed 212 mph (341 kph). plus provision for two extra 0.300 ft (9. Range 444 mls (714 km).444 lb (1.562 kg). Time to 10. Service ceiling 32. Loaded 4.020 lb (2. except for the following:Role: Single-seat carrier-borne Fighter Weights: Empty Equipped 3. Time to 10.20 m) diameter.449 m).000 ft (3. 257 mph (414 kph) at 14.206 kg) Performance: Maximum level speed 215 mph (346 kph) at sea level.

Dave Key Military Airshows in the UK) .A nice view of the upper surfaces (photo.

37. ** Includes 31 aircraft for export. 38 Sea Gladiator (Interim). UK. Total Produced: 747 a/c: 1 S. Gloucestershire. .37 Gladiator Mk I Gladiator Mk I Gladiator Mk I Gladiator Mk I export Sea Gladiator (Interim) Sea Gladiator Gladiator Mk II J 8A Gladiator (Mk II) Total: Quantity 1 23 180 28 147 38 60 252** 18 747 Time Period early Spring 1934-Sept 1934 late 1936-4 March 1937 Spring 1937-late 1937 late 1937 May 1937-mid 1938 March 1938-Dec 1938 June 1938-mid Feb 1939* 1938-30 Aug 1939 1938 * some sources state 24 May 1939. 60 Sea Gladiator.S. 270 Mk II.S. Hucclecote. 378 Mk I. Manufacture Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd (Hucclecote.Production Design Centre Head of Design Team: Harold P Folland Design Office: Gloster Aircraft Company Ltd. Gloucester.) Assembly Location Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Hucclecote Version S.

covering all the air forces using the Gladiator – from Finland to China. The book includes the true story of the legendary defence of Malta.Production List To be added. ‘Gloster Gladiator Aces (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces – 44)’ [Order this book from Amazon UK] by Andrew Thomas . Mar 2002 ISBN: 83 916327 0 9 * Complete operational history. This view shows the half-pale blue/half-black underside colours worn by this aircraft (photo. 160 pages with 64 in colour.6104)’ [Order this book from Amazon UK] by Alex Crawford Published by Mushroom Model Publications. Allan Barley) More Information Books ‘Gloster Gladiator (Mushroom Magazine Special No.

Well illustrated. ‘Gloster Aircraft Since 1917′ [Order this book from Amazon UK] by Derek N James Published by Putnam Aeronautical Books. 1996 ISBN: ? * Polish text history but very well illustrated.37)’ by Tom Spencer Published by Hall Park Books Ltd.Published by Osprey. ‘Gloster Gladiator (Monografie Lotnicze No. June 1987 ISBN: 0 85177 807 0 * Detailed company history with a chapter on the Gladiator. Mason Published by Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd. Mason Published by Profile Publications Ltd. ‘The Gloster Gladiator (Macdonald Aircraft Monographs)’ by Francis K. 24)’ by Bartlomiej Belcarz & Robert Peczkowski Published by A J Press. ‘Gloster Gladiator (Warpaint Series No. Feb 2002 ISBN: 1 84176 289X * Covers all the pilots who became aces on the Gladiator. 136 pages. Magazines . 2002 ISBN: X 9999 00373 * Concise production and service history of the Gladiator. 1964 ISBN: – * The classic in-depth reference to the Gladiator. ‘Gladiator in Action: Aircraft Number 187′ by W A Harrison Published by Squadron/Signal Publications Ltd. 52 pages with scale plans. ‘The Gloster Gladiator: Profile No. 2003 ISBN: 0-89747-450-3 * Landscape format history of the Gladiator.98′ by Francis K. 1966 ISBN: n/a * Concise well illustrated history of the Gladiator. 90 pages with 10 in colour. Poland.

Links ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers (Individual aircraft details for RAAF Gladiators) Camouflage & Markings of Gloster Gladiator (Colour profile drawings of the Gladiator in various markings) F19 in Finland (Swedish Gladiator unit in the Finnish Winter War) Gloster Aircraft (Gladiators tested by the Luftwaffe) Gloster Gladiator aircraft profile (Details of Gladiator in Fleet Air Arm service and preserved examples) Gloster Gladiator Homepage (Homepage of Alex Crawford – Gladiator book author and researcher) Gloster Gladiator (Multi-page profile of the Gladiator. . including all known operators) J8 – Gloster Gladiator (Good photos of Swedish Gladiators – in service and in a museum) Shop Flight Simulator Models: To be added.To be added.

Fighter. Roy Tassell has a nice 1/36 scale drawing of the Gladiator. This page is wiki editable click here to edit this page. TrackBack URI Leave a comment *Name *Email (not published) Website . Videos: To be added. Scale Drawings: Scale Aviation Modeller January 2001 (see also the Warpaint title above). Gladiator. Gloster Types | admin | Posted 5 March 2010 7:05 pm | Last Updated 26 April 2010 3:45 pm | No Comments No comments yet. Tags: Biplane.Scale Models: To be added. RSS feed for comments on this post.

Add your Comment 2482 .