Folland Fo.141 Gnat

Trainer / Fighter

Folland Gnat T1 G-RORI XR538/01 FL549 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Folland Fo.141 Gnat is a single-engine single- or two-seat light fighter and trainer aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Folland Aircraft Limited, later by Hawker Siddeley.The Fo.144 Gnat Trainer is the two-seat trainer variant.
The Folland Gant was also license-built by the Indian manufacturer HAL, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as the HAL Ajeet.
Crew1 / 2
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelBristol Siddeley Orpheus 100
Engine Power20,9 kN4700 lbf
Speed1024 km/h553 kts
  636 mph
Service Ceiling14.630 m48.000 ft
Range806 km435 NM
501 mi.
Empty Weight2.331 kg5.139 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.915 kg8.631 lbs
Wing Span7,32 m24 ft 0 in
Wing Area16,3 m175 ft
Length9,68 m31 ft 9 in
Height2,93 m9 ft 7 in
First Flight18. Jul. 1955
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 335
ICAO CodeGNAT
Data for (Version)Folland Gnat T.Mk 1
VariantsFo.141 Gnat, Gnat F.1, Fo. 144 Gnat Trainer, Gnat T.1, Ajeet Mk 1, Ajeet Mk 2 Trainer

[Photo-ID: 4500] Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
HAL Ajeet Mk.1, Indian Air Force, E-1083, c/n 1, Karsten Palt, 2012HAL
Ajeet Mk.1
Indian Air Force
Reg.: E-1083
c/n: 1
 
Prototype
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 4501] Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
HAL Ajeet Mk.1, Indian Air Force, E-1083, c/n 1, Karsten Palt, 2012HAL
Ajeet Mk.1
Indian Air Force
Reg.: E-1083
c/n: 1
 
Prototype
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 11304] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
HAL Ajeet Mk.1, Indian Air Force, E1076, c/n GT-006, Karsten Palt, 2015HAL
Ajeet Mk.1
Indian Air Force
Reg.: E1076
c/n: GT-006
 
displayed in RAF Red Arrows c/s
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13061] Arjun Sarup 2014-04-19
Folland Fo.141 Gnat, Indian Air Force, IE1059, c/n FL7, Arjun Sarup, 2014Folland
Fo.141 Gnat
Indian Air Force
Reg.: IE1059
c/n: FL7
 
On display at IAF Museum Palam.
[Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP / DEL)]
[Photo-ID: 6697] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Folland Gnat F1, Royal Air Force, XK724, c/n FL2, Karsten Palt, 2013Folland
Gnat F1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XK724
c/n: FL2
 
Prototype (2 of 6)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 1050] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Folland Gnat F1, Royal Air Force, XK740, c/n FL4, Karsten Palt, 2008Folland
Gnat F1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XK740
c/n: FL4
 
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 1051] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Folland Gnat F1, Royal Air Force, XK740, c/n FL4, Karsten Palt, 2008Folland
Gnat F1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XK740
c/n: FL4
 
Solent Sky Museum [Southampton]
[Photo-ID: 6857] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Folland Gnat F1, Royal Air Force, XK741, c/n FL5, Karsten Palt, 2013Folland
Gnat F1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XK741
c/n: FL5
 
ex Test Airframe, displayed in Finnish Air Force c/s without wings
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 871] Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
Folland Gnat T1, , G-RORI, c/n FL549, Karsten Palt, 2008Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: G-RORI
c/n: FL549
 
XR538
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 2325] Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Folland Gnat T1, , G-RORI, c/n FL549, Karsten Palt, 2009Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: G-RORI
c/n: FL549
 
as RAF XR538 / 01
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 2326] Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Folland Gnat T1, , G-RORI, c/n FL549, Karsten Palt, 2009Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: G-RORI
c/n: FL549
 
as RAF XR538 / 01
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 872] Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
Folland Gnat T1, , G-TIMM, c/n FL519, Karsten Palt, 2008Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: G-TIMM
c/n: FL519
 
XS111
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 2328] Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Folland Gnat T1, , G-TIMM, c/n FL519, Karsten Palt, 2009Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: G-TIMM
c/n: FL519
 
as RAF XS111
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 6083] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Folland Gnat T1, , NX19GT, c/n FL540, Karsten Palt, 2012Folland
Gnat T1
Reg.: NX19GT
c/n: FL540
 
ex RAF XP538
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11028] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Folland Gnat T1, Royal Air Force, XM694, c/n FL.504, Karsten Palt, 2015Folland
Gnat T1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XM694
c/n: FL.504
 
ex N694XM, T.1 3rd prototype
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6929] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Folland Gnat T1, Royal Air Force, XR534, c/n FL545, Karsten Palt, 2013Folland
Gnat T1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XR534
c/n: FL545
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6698] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Folland Gnat T1, Royal Air Force, XR977, c/n FL574, Karsten Palt, 2013Folland
Gnat T1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XR977
c/n: FL574
 
in Red Arrows c/s, it is ex RED 3 from 1976-79
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]