Derek N. James's Gloster aircraft since 1917 PDF

By Derek N. James

ISBN-10: 0370000846

ISBN-13: 9780370000848

This revised and up-to-date variation finds many new information about the development, improvement and operational heritage of Gloster plane. Appendices offer info on greater than a hundred Gloster tasks.

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This revised and up to date version unearths many new information about the development, improvement and operational background of Gloster plane. Appendices offer info on greater than a hundred Gloster initiatives.

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Thi was an increase of 10 mph. over the peed achieved by the Martinsyde Semi-Quaver, winner of the previou year's race. Thi great win by the Mars 1 in pired the Glo tel' team who et about refining it design in preparation for the Coupe Deut ch contest held at 68 69 Villesauvage, tampes, France. The wing area was reduced to 180 sq ft from the original 205 sq ft and, because the earlier square radiator wa not big enough to allow the full use of the power available from the Lion, when the aircraft arrived in France it was removed and twin Lamblin 'lobster pot' radiators were fitted in its place.

The parish boundary between Hucclecote and Brockworth runs roughly from Jeft to right across the airfield and runway. British aviation achievements during the immediate post-war era were highly esteemed throughout the world, and in J 946 the Chine e Nationali t Government ent a technical mission to Great Britain to investigate the possibilities of joint basic design of a fighter aircraft, a bomber and a jet engine. Gloster Aircraft Company agreed to collaborate in the design of a single-seat fighter, and a part of the factory, complete with workshop and offices to house a team of 63 Chinese and British designers, was set aside for this work.

With cannon locations marked 1-6, although all the stres calculations were carried out with the two bottom cannon, o. 3 and 4, deleted. An amusing sidelight on the erious business of ordering the new jet fighter was the lengthy difference of opinion between the company and the Ministry of Aircraft Production on the matter of naming the new aeroplane. 9/40 prototypes had been received by Gloster Aircraft Company, the MAP produced an imposing Jist of po sible names; it included Scourge, Terrific, Terrifier, Terrifire, Thunderbolt, Tempest and Cyclone, but an amended list is ued two month's later deleted the last two.

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