Gloster I
1923
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Gloster I

During early 1923 the Mars I was given extensively modified wings, had the fuel and water header tanks transferred within the fuselage to lose the view-limiting cabane structure, and had a more powerful Lion engine installed, being re-designated Gloster I. After winning the Aerial Derby of 1923 it was acquired by the RAF and, with float landing gear, was used by the RAF's High Speed Flight at Felixstowe for training purposes.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x Napier Lion, 395kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1202 kg2650 lb
    Empty weight894 kg1971 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan6.10 m20 ft 0 in
    Length7.01 m23 ft 0 in
    Height2.84 m9 ft 4 in
    Wing area15.33 m2165.01 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed354 km/h220 mph

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, 18.06.2011

Gloster I
1923

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