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Gloster Gimlet Advanced Trainer

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Leading Observer:
With the introduction of the Hawker Hurricane into Squadron service in 1937 and the Supermarine Spitfire due soon thereafter, the RAF recognised  that they had a need for an advanced training aircraft that would prepare new pilots for the higher performance of the new fighter aircraft. The Air Ministry issued a specification for a new training aircraft and the Gloster Aircraft Company's submission was selected.

The starting point:


As you can see from the drawing I have cut out a template for the cockpit floor and need to work the BUF roundels into the backstory in due course.

apophenia:
I like it (and remember that Airfix G.50 bis kit with nostalgic affection).

Any plans to move the fin forward - la the Gloster F.5/34?

Buzzbomb:
Nice thinking.

Some Gloster proposals look somewhat similar to the Fiat.

Always great to see some classic Airfix Boxart as well.

apophenia:
Hey Leading Observer. Any progress on your Gloster Gimlet trainer to share?

Leading Observer:
Funny you should ask:

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