Gloster Gauntlet

Fighter Biplane

Gloster Gauntlet II, OH-XGT / GT-400, c/n G5/35957 © Ilkka Portti
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The Gloster Gauntlet is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Gloster Aircraft.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBristol Mercury VI-S2
Engine Power477 kW640 hp
Speed370 km/h200 kts
  230 mph
Service Ceiling10.211 m33.500 ft
Rate of climb701 m/min2300 ft/min
Range741 km400 NM
460 mi.
Empty Weight1.256 kg2.769 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.801 kg3.971 lbs
Wing Span9,99 m32 ft 9 in
Wing Area29,3 m315 ft
Length8,05 m26 ft 5 in
Height3,12 m10 ft 3 in
First Flight1933
Production Statusout of production
Total Production246
Developed fromGloster SS.18
Data for (Version)Gloster Gauntlet Mk.II
VariantsGloster Gauntlet Mk.I, Mk.II