Gloster Gamecock and Grebe

This book describes the design, development and use of these aircraft and the many variants and prototypes derived from them. Profusely illustrated with many rare photos, this is the most comprehensive study of these designs yet published.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tim Kershaw

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 8361421173

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 239

This book describes the design, development and use of these aircraft and the many variants and prototypes derived from them. Profusely illustrated with many rare photos, this is the most comprehensive study of these designs yet published. The book includes scale plans, full-color profiles, and detail photos, including many of the Gamecock replica lovingly recreated by enthusiasts at Brockworth.

British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1909

The Gloster Gamecock singleseat fighter followed the Grebe into RAF service. The initial aircraft, serial J7497, retained the Grebe tail that was similar to ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Peter G. Dancey

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 736

British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1909 traces one hundred years of the British aviation industry, its history, origins, mergers and takeovers. It details the evolution of the British aviation industry and is an epitaph to household famous names such as Armstrong-Whitworth, de Havilland, Chadwick, Claude-Graham White, Sopwith, A. V. Roe, Mitchell, Hawker, Handley Page, Petter and Fairey to name but a few. Of more recent times, the likes of Sidney Camm, Hooker and Hooper, all of whom, made VTOL more than just a dream, are also covered in astonishing and exhausting detail. Of the major firms, most at some time or other have been absorbed, merged or reorganised to form a single conglomerate, BAe Systems and Rolls-Royce are chronicled from the outset to the mighty companies they are today. Only PBN-Britten Norman - who on several occasions escaped extinction due to financial difficulties - and Westland, now part of AgustaWestland, and Short Bros of Northern Ireland remain independent, although even the latter, are part of Canadian, Bombardier Co. British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1909 tells the complete and enthralling story of how Britain ruled the world in terms of manufacturing and aircraft design from nimble but fragile biplanes and majestic airliners that united the world to the advanced bombers and fighters of today.

The Royal Air Force The Trenchard Years 1918 1929

The Grebe and Gamecock In 1923 a replacement for the Snipe on fighter squadrons ... For the Gloster Aircraft Company the Grebe contracts were the first real ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ian M. Philpott

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409686

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 701

The inter-war years between 1918 and 1939 saw the newly created Royal Air Force fighting for its very existence politically, being dispatched to the remotest corners of the British Empire and its Protectorates in various policing roles and then finally engaged in a headlong rush to modernize in the face of the new German Fascist regime that was threatening British and European freedom. Yet this important period in RAF history and its effect on political and military rationale during the period has never been completely documented. This exhaustive and comprehensive reference is the most detailed work to be published on the subject. The author gives full information on the changing structure of the Force during the period, squadron operations, political machinations and their effects, the airplanes and their equipment, the personnel, technical advances in navigation and breakthroughs achieved in engine performance. The book is cross-referenced throughout, extremely well illustrated and contains an abundance of location maps and other diagrams. This book will become a Bible for anyone interested in the history of the RAF.This work has been reviewed by personnel at the RAF Historical Branch who praise it.

Aircraft of the Royal Air Force Since 1918

J7908 90 Gloster Gamecock The Gamecock followed the Grebe in the long line of R.A.F. fighters designed by Mr. H. P. Folland . Built to Air Ministry Spec .

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Owen Thetford

Publisher: Brassey's

ISBN: MINN:319510004820463

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 611

View: 868

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Gloster aircraft ( Not Subd Geog ) ( TL686.G ] BT Airplanes NT Gamecock ( Fighter plane ) Gauntlet ( Fighter plane ) Gladiator ( Fighter planes ) Grebe ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000009891569

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

View: 909

School of Aces

The Gloster Gamecock – really a development of Gloster's Grebe – was a relatively sleek and agile design. Early problems, known as 'wing flutter' were ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alastair Goodrum

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445686189

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 899

This is the fascinating true story of RAF Sutton Bridge. Between 1926 and 1946, the base saw the development and implementation of a training system that turned inexperienced pilots into Top Guns. 400 graduates and staff fought with The Few to win the Battle of Britain.

101 Great Fighters

The Gloster Gamecock prototype, the last wooden biplane fighter designed for the RAF, ... The Gloster Gamecock was a development of the Mk III Grebe, ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781435835979

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 857

Presents a chronological history of 101 of the world's best fighter planes from the biplanes of World War I to today's advanced jets.

Jane s All the World s Aircraft

... including the Grebe , Gamecock , Gauntlet and Gladiator , have been responsible for the steady expansion of the works organization . To the Gloster ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006055712

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 137

The Fighting Cocks

The Gloster Gamecock was a development of the earlier Gloster Grebe. Powered with an unsupercharged Bristol Jupiter VI, nine cylinder radial of 450 hp, ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jimmy Bedle

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473814134

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 199

In April 1916, a group of early aviators gathered in the fields beneath the crags and ramparts of Stirling Castle to form what was to become one of the Royal Air Forces most distinguished fighter squadrons.Few squadrons can match the history of 43 Squadron which has included being the first to undertake ground attack operations during the First World War, shooting down the first enemy aircraft over England in the Second World War, and achieving the remarkable double of shooting down 6 enemy aircraft in one day in both World Wars. Its distinctive emblem of the Fighting Cock embodies the spirit and resilience of a fighter squadron that has been in the vanguard of RAF operations for almost a century. Perhaps the Fighting Cocks finest period occurred during the Battle of Britain when its Hurricanes destroyed 60 enemy aircraft with a further thirteen probables and twenty-five more damaged.With the advent of the jet age, 43 Squadron became the first unit to fly the Hunter, seeing operational duties in Aden, before re-equipping with the Phantom until the end of the Cold War. This new edition of the Fighting Cocks history brings the story up to date and covers its 20 years of service with the Tornado F3, including the Gulf War, NATO operations over Bosnia, and the Iraq War. * This new edition of the Fighting Cocks history brings the story up to date * Few squadrons can match the history of 43 Squadron* Fighting Cock embodies the spirit and resilience of a fighter squadron that has been in the vanguard of RAF operations for almost a century

Gloster Aircraft Company

The wings were the same Gloster HLB combination used on the Grebe. ... onthis aeroplane that aninitial£79,500 order for thirty,named Gamecock I, ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Derek James

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 820

The Gloster Aircraft Company had its foundation in 1917 and in 1934 the company was taken over by Hawker Aircraft, though it continued to produce aircraft under its own name. In that same year the company produced the famous Gladiator biplane. Having no modern designs of its own in production, Gloster undertook manufacture for the parent company Hawker. During the Second World War it built more than 6,000 Hurricanes and Typhoons. The Gloster Meteor was the first operational Allied jet fighter aircraft of the Second World War, commencing operations in mid-1944, only some weeks later than the world's first operational jet, the German Messerschmitt Me 262. In 1945 a Meteor gained a World Airspeed Record of 606 mph. Meteors remained in service with several air forces and saw action in the Korean War. In 1952, the two seat, delta winged Gloster Javelin was developed as an all-weather fighter that could fly above 50,000 feet. In 1961, the company was merged with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Limited to form Whitworth Gloster Aircraft Limited. Following re-organisation, the firm became part of the Avro Whitworth Division of Hawker Siddeley Aviation in 1963, and the name Gloster disappeared.

Upward Onward

George (Cape Town) Germiston Flying Club Gibraltar Gibson, (Master Signaller) Gibson, Guy Gloster Gamecock Gloster Gauntlet Gloster Gladiator Gloster Grebe ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bob Cossey

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409921

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 898

John Howe started his flying career in the postwar South African Air Force, learning to fly on Tiger Moths, Harvards and Spitfires. He was posted to No 2 Squadron SAAF and sent to Korea to fly with South Africas contribution to the war in support of the UN forces. There he flew the Mustang F-51D fighter-bombers in front-line action during his first tour. A second tour saw him with the US Infantry as a Forward Air Controller operating on the ground. As the political situation in South Africa became more extreme he resigned from the SAAF and came to England where he was asked by the RAF to fly their first jet fighters and later instruct on Vampires, converting later to the Hunter and joined 222 Squadron at Leuchars. During the Suez crisis he again operated as a Forward Ground Controller and landed on the beaches with 40 Commando. He was appointed CO of 74 Tiger Squadron to introduce the supersonic Lightning into service with the RAF. Traveling extensively, demonstrating the remarkable capabilities of the new fighter. His late career took him to Fighter Commands HQ, RAF Staff College and the Joint Warfare School. After a posting to the USA on an exchange tour flying most of the Century Series Fighters and the Phantom he returned to the UK to head up 228 OCU to introduce the Phantom FGR2 into operational service. Towards the end of his 44 year service career he commanded the RAF base at Gutersloh on the front line of the Iron Curtain flying and his final posting was Commandant of the RAF Regiment

The Aeronautical Journal

... indication of the aeroelastic problems looming in this period , aileron flutter was being reported on the Gloster Grebe and Gamecock biplane fighters .

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048086261

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 108

Men of Power

... Fi(V-1) Focke-Wulf Fw Gloster E28/39 Gloster F.9/40 Meteor Gloster Gamecock Gloster Gladiator Gloster Gnatsnapper Gloster Grebe Gloster Javelin Gloster ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409426

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 923

The story begins in 1940 when Harvey Heyworth was leading No. 79 Squadron RAF defending north-eastern England from Luftwaffe raids made by bombers based in Norway and Denmark and then later in the Battle of Britain when the unit moved south. During late 1940 and up to June 1941 Heyworth led his squadron in defense of Bristol and Swansea operating by night and day. By 1942 he had amassed 4,000 flying hours. Harvey then joined Rolls-Royce test flying early British jet aircraft including the famous Gloster-Whittle and test-bed Wellington bombers powered by the new jet engines.In 1944 Harvey's brother Jim also joined Rolls, having flown with No. 12 Squadron in Bomber Command. The story then unfolds into the development of the Trent turboprop and the Avon jet engines. Development work on a variety of test-bed aircraft was ongoing and included some weird combinations of airframe and engine.Jim succeeded his brother as chief test pilot in 1958 and flew 82 different aircraft types. He recounts his experiences of piloting the Vulcan bomber, Lightning and the 'Flying Bedstead' VTOL test rig.

Flying Magazine

Gloster also built the Grouse, the Gamecock and Grebe. The grebe, despite what it might sound like, is, according to my dictionary, any of a worldwide order ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 403

Reinventing the Propeller

A Gear Shift for the Airplane 207 IV air-cooled radial engines and test flown on Gloster Grebe, Gamecock, and Guan fighter aircraft from 1926 to 1928.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jeremy R. Kinney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108124546

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

View: 315

An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power. Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily. Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation.

Straight True

... 107 Gloster Gamecock, 97 Gloster Gladiator, 99 Gloster Grebe, 99 Gloster Javelin, 72, 73, 96, 97, 100, 101, 176, 192 Gloster Meteor, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Hugh Soar

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850525694

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 188

The arrow, essentially a specialized spear, is among the most ancient human inventions and can be found in cultures throughout the world. The need to launch a projectile farther and with greater accuracy than is possible with the human arm gave rise to a variety of solutions. Spearthrowers which extend the length of the user’s arm and therefore transfer greater power to the projectile were developed far back in prehistory, and both the American Indian atlatl and the Australian woomera are examples of this technology. Blowpipes, too, are recorded in various cultures and represent another ancient technology. It was soon discovered that a stringed bow could launch a small spear-like projectile we now know as the arrow, and this combination became the dominant method for shooting projectiles for tens of thousands of years. A wonderfully simple device, the arrow and bow revolutionized both hunting and warfare, not only because of the speed, force, and accuracy that could be achieved, but by the fact that the arrow makes almost no sound as it flies toward its target, providing an essential element of surprise. In The Arrow: A Brief History, Hugh D. H. Soar describes the transition from hand-thrown spear to bow-launched arrow and then follows the arrow’s developments in cultures around the world and across time. The book describes arrows found in Neolithic sites; those used by North and South American Indians—including a detailed discussion of poison- tipped arrows; arrows used in China, Japan, and Mongolia; and finally the arrow in Europe, where it was successfully paired with the longbow during the Middle Ages. The author completes his survey with the changes in technology introduced during the twentieth century though the use of aluminum and other light-weight metals as well as synthetic materials to construct parts of the arrow. Relying on his considerable knowledge accumulated through decades of research, the author provides the reader with an appreciation for a humble device that, coupled with the bow, changed the history of the world.

Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority

... Fairey Fox , Gloster Grebe / Gamecock , and Gloster Gauntlet , as well as Hawker Fury , wore sleek aluminum paint schemes of peacetime .

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling (III)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force

ISBN: UOM:39015032628854

Category: Air warfare

Page: 678

View: 945

Kites Birds Stuff GLOSTER Aircraft

27/23 A development of the Grebe, as a single seat fighter aircraft, ... remained in service until 1931, A total of ninety Mk.I Gamecock's were produced.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: P.D. Stemp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445792996

Category: Reference

Page: 90

View: 432

Gloster Aircraft - One of the early pioneering companies of Great Britain, during the early part of the 20th. Century. At the very forefront of British Aviation. A comprehensive study of this manufacturer.

Through Adversity

... Gloster Grebe, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA, Bristol Fighter, Airco DH 9A, Gloster Gamecock, Hawker Woodcock and now, with 602 Squadron, ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alastair Goodrum

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445695464

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 895

The stories of three individual careers combine seamlessly to tell the dramatic story of the RAF from the era of biplanes and into the jet age of the Cold War.