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The Gloster Gauntlet was the last RAF plane to have an open cockpit and entered service in 1935. It was a popular aircraft, not least due to its speed, being the fastest plane in the RAF stable between 1935 and 1937.

Type: Single seat bi-plane fighter
Powerplant: 645hp Bristol Mercury VIS-2 Radial
Maximum Speed: 230 mph
Maximum Altitude: c 33,500 feet
Range: c 460 miles
Armament: 2 x forward firing .303/7.7 mm Vickers machine guns.


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