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Gloster III

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Built for 1925 Schneider Trophy races. The Gloster IIIA (High Speed Flight N-195) was the most successful of all the Gloster Schneider entries. It came 2nd in the 1925 race held in Baltimore, USA. The winner was Doolittle in the renowned Curtiss R3C-2. A second IIIA (N-194) was held in reserve for this race.

Engine: 1 x Napier Lion VII, 522kW
Max take-off weight: 1343 kg / 2961 lb
Empty weight: 1033 kg / 2277 lb
Wingspan: 6.10 m / 20 ft 0 in
Length: 8.18 m / 26 ft 10 in
Height: 2.95 m / 9 ft 8 in
Wing area: 14.12 sq.m / 151.99 sq ft
Max. speed: 405 km/h / 252 mph

 

 


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