Specifications – Gloster Gladiator (Mk I)

Crew: 1
Length: 27 ft 5 in (8.36 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
Height: 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
Wing area: 323 ft² (30.0 m²)
Empty weight: 3,217 lb (1,462 kg)
Loaded weight: 4,594 lb (2,088 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Mercury IX radial engine, 830 hp (619 kW)

Performance:

Maximum speed: 253 mph (220 knots, 407 km/h) at 14,500 ft (4,400 m)
Cruise speed: 210 mph
Stall speed: 53 mph (46 knots, 85 km/h)
Endurance: 2 hours
Service ceiling: 32,800 ft (10,000 m)
Rate of climb: 2,300 ft/min (11.7 m/s)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 4.75 min

Armament:

Guns: Initially: Two synchronised .303 in Vickers machine guns in fuselage sides
two .303 in Lewis machine guns one beneath each lower wing
Later aircraft: Four Browning machine guns; 2 synchronised guns
in fuselage sides and one beneath each lower wing

 

Gloster Gladiator Mk.I

Gloster Gladiator Mk.I

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