Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gloster IV-A

Three Gloster IVs were built for the 1927 Schneider Cup, using the 900 hp Napier Lion engine for power. I have conflicting identity of the aircraft registration N-222, it is one of the two shorter-winged planes, IV-A or IV-B. The race was won by the Supermarine S5 and one of these Glosters was later used as trainer for the 1931 race.
Ellsion Hawks, British Seaplanes triumph in the Schneider Trophy Contests, Real Photographs 1945

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