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Gloster Goldcrest

Started by TomZ, November 27, 2022, 10:46:20 AM

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Gloster Goldcrest



In response to RAF specification F.18/37 four companies entered designs for in total six aircraft.
The participating designs were:
•   Bristol F.18/37
•   Gloster F.18/37
•   Hawker Tornado
•   Hawker Typhoon
•   Supermarine Type 324
•   Supermarine Type 325



The Hawker contenders were chosen for development and in 1940 the Gloster F.18/37 was developed further into a mixed powered aircraft powered by a Rolls Royce Griffon te W-1A jet engine.



It entered service in 1945 and proved moderately successful. Rather quickly however it was replaced with the pure jet Meteor.



Kit: Unicraft 1/72 resin

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Now I need to have one too..... :thumbsup:

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kitbasher

Excellent, Tom, well done.  Have seen drawings of the project and always been struck by it's resemblance to the Curtiss P-40.
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TomZ

Quote from: kitbasher on November 27, 2022, 11:27:27 AMExcellent, Tom, well done.  Have seen drawings of the project and always been struck by it's resemblance to the Curtiss P-40.

Guess where the shark mouth decals came from  ;D  ;D

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Dizzyfugu

Cool.  :thumbsup:  I just wonder where either the jet air intake or the radiator is?


TomZ

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on November 28, 2022, 01:27:22 AMCool.  :thumbsup:  I just wonder where either the jet air intake or the radiator is?

Under the nose?

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I do like that .........a lot  ;D  :bow:
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loupgarou

Quote from: TomZ on November 28, 2022, 02:36:37 AM
Quote from: Dizzyfugu on November 28, 2022, 01:27:22 AMCool.  :thumbsup:  I just wonder where either the jet air intake or the radiator is?

Under the nose?

TomZ

Would feeding the jet engine with hot air from the radiator better the efficiency or lower it? I am no engineer.
Anyway a strange and fascinating aircraft.
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PR19_Kit

It would definitely lessen the power output of the jet, they don't really like warm intake air.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
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