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.