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Gloster II

Two aircraft were ordered for 1924 Schneider Trophy races.

 ENGINE1 x Napier Lion VA, 436kW

Barry, 22.06.2016

Designed by Henry Folland, there were two models built. The first crashed on it's first test flight on the 19th September 1924 when the test pilot, Hubert Broad, attempted a landing and the undercarriage collapsed. There was not enough time to get the second prototype ready so the Americans postponed the race until 1925. The second prototype was converted to a land plane and was destroyed whilst attempting to land at Cranwell in June 1925.

Power plant 1 x 585 h.p. Napier Lion Va water cooled 12 cylinder 'W' block.

Span 20'0" Length 26'10" Height 11'0" Wing area 165 sq ft
Empty weight 2,500 lb Gross weight 3,100 lb
Maximum speed 225 mph

caowanjia, 18.06.2011

The other countries - UK FR - couldn't get their planes ready in time.

, 18.06.2011


George White, 11.01.2007

The 1924 Schneider race was cancelled - only the USA was in a position to actually have an aircraft ready. The other countries - UK FR - couldn't get their planes ready in time.

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