/ Gloster F.5-34
The Gloster F.5/34 was a British fighter of the 1930s.
It was a single-seat, single-engine monoplane of all metal cantilever construction, the undercarriage was of the tailwheel type with retractable main wheels.
The aircraft was developed for Air Ministry Specification F.5/34, a fighter armed with eight machine guns and an air-cooled engine that was well-suited to operations in the tropics.
The Gloster design was overtaken by more capable competitors and the specification was later abandoned, with none of the aircraft designs produced for it selected for entry into service.
Two aircraft were built.
32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
38 ft 2 in (11.63 m)
10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)
230 sq ft (21 m2)
4,190 lb (1,901 kg)
5,400 lb (2,449 kg)
1 × Bristol Mercury IX 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 840 hp (630 kW)
3-bladed variable-pitch propeller
316 mph (509 km/h, 275 kn) at 16,000 ft (4,877 m)
32,500 ft (9,900 m)
Time to altitude
20,000 ft (6,096 m) in 11 minutes
23.5 lb/sq ft (115 kg/m2)
0.156 hp/lb (0.256 kW/kg)
8x 0.303-in (7.7-mm) Browning machine guns.
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