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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - GLADIATOR MK II
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 830hp Mercury VIIIA 9-cylinder radial piston engine
Speed: 414 kph, 257mph mph
Range: 708km, 440miles
Seats: 1
Length: 8.36m, 27ft 5in
Span: 8.36m, 3ft 3in
Empty Weight: 1 562kg, 3,444lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 206kg, 4,864lb
Period of Service: 1940 - 1941

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Gladiator Mk II

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Gloster
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Fighter
 
Description:

Single-seat interceptor biplane.

The Gladiator was received by the SAAF for use in East Africa as a result of the shortage of Hurricanes.

Armament:
Two fuselage-mounted and two underwing 0.303 (7.7mm) machine-guns.


Images:

Gladiator Mk II, N2287, 3 Sqn, Jijiga, Ethiopia, April 1941. Gladiator Mk II, N2287, 3 Sqn, Jijiga, Ethiopia, April 1941. Gloster Gladiator Mk II, 1 Sqn, 1940.