Gloster Gambet
1927
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Gloster Gambet

During 1926, in which year Gloucestershire Aircraft changed its name to Gloster Aircraft, the company was approached by the Japanese Nakajima concern, which (together with Aichi and Mitsubishi) had been asked to submit a design for a new shipboard fighter for the Imperial Japanese Navy. At this time, H P Folland was designing a shipboard fighter as a company venture. Named Gambet, the prototype was of wooden construction and powered by a 420hp Bristol Jupiter VI nine-cylinder radial, armament consisting of two 7.7rnm Vickers guns mounted in troughs in the fuselage sides. This prototype was acquired by Nakajima in July 1927, together with manufacturing rights. After modification by a team led by Takao Yoshida and installation of a 520hp Nakajima- built Jupiter VI engine, the Gambet competed against prototypes of indigenous design and was ordered into production in April 1929 as the Navy Type 3 Carrier Fighter (A1N1).

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Gloster GambetA three-view drawing (800 x 587)


Specification 
 MODELGloster Gambet
 ENGINE1 x Bristol Jupiter VI, 313kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1395 kg3075 lb
    Empty weight912 kg2011 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.70 m32 ft 10 in
    Length6.49 m21 ft 4 in
    Height3.25 m11 ft 8 in
    Wing area26.38 m2283.95 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed245 km/h152 mph
    Ceiling7070 m23200 ft

Comments
zhonghua, 20.06.2011

Nakajima- built Jupiter VI engine, the Gambet competed against prototypes of indigenous design and was ordered into production in April 1929 as the Navy Type 3 Carrier Fighter

, 20.06.2011

Adams originals of Meteors, Javelins. Also Cyril Peckham shots of Hunters, Seahawks etc.

, 20.06.2011

Gloster Gambet
1927

rod humphries, 20.02.2010

I have several pictures of aircraft similar to this one as well as Russell Adams originals of Meteors, Javelins. Also Cyril Peckham shots of Hunters, Seahawks etc.

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