Gladiator Gladiator

Fighter Biplane

Gloster Gladiator Mk.1 G-AMRK K7985 L8032 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Gloster Gladiator is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Gloster Aircraft.
The Gloster Gladiator is a development of the Gloster Gauntlet. The Gladiator was the last British fighte biplane aircraft.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBristol Mercury IX
Engine Power619 kW830 hp
Speed407 km/h220 kts
  253 mph
Service Ceiling9.997 m32.800 ft
Range689 km372 NM
428 mi.
Empty Weight1.458 kg3.214 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.082 kg4.590 lbs
Wing Span9,83 m32 ft 3 in
Wing Area30,0 m323 ft
Length8,36 m27 ft 5 in
Height3,58 m11 ft 9 in
First Flight12.09.1934
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1935-1939
Total Production747
Developed fromGloster Gauntlet
ICAO CodeGLAD
Data for (Version)Gloster Gladiator Mk I
VariantsGloster S.S.37, Gladiator Mk I, Gladiator Mk II, Sea Gladiator, J 8, J 8A

[Photo-ID: 7216] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7215] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7214] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7213] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 12966] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2016Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12967] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, , G-AMRK, c/n L8032, Karsten Palt, 2016Gloster
Gladiator Mk.1
Reg.: G-AMRK
c/n: L8032
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1238] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, The Fighter Collection, G-GLAD, c/n N5903, Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Gladiator Mk.II
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-GLAD
c/n: N5903
 
N5903
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12968] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, The Fighter Collection, G-GLAD, c/n N5903, Karsten Palt, 2016Gloster
Gladiator Mk.II
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-GLAD
c/n: N5903
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]