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Gloster VI

 

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This aircraft 1929 had thicker wings at 2/3 span than at roots, which was claimed to improve the low speed handling. Failure of the fuel supply in turns prevented racing use, but world speed record set 9th Sept 1929 of 336mph. Two were built.

 

Gloster-6-02

 

Engine: 1 x Napier Lion VIID, 984kW
Max take-off weight: 1669 kg / 3680 lb
Empty weight: 1036 kg / 2284 lb
Wingspan: 7.92 m / 25 ft 12 in
Length: 8.23 m / 27 ft 0 in
Height: 3.29 m / 10 ft 10 in
Wing area: 9.85 sq.m / 106.02 sq ft
Max. speed: 565 km/h / 351 mph

 

 


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