Gloster I


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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.

 ENGINE1 x Napier Lion, 395kW
  Take-off weight1202 kg2650 lb
  Empty weight894 kg1971 lb
  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
  Max. speed354 km/h220 mph

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