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Offline hesham

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Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:00:55 pm »
Hi,

we know the Gloster submitted a low-mid-wing twin boom pusher fighter Project to the Specification
F18/37,but I found anther design to it as a mixed-powered concept,that made me confuse,is it a fake
or what ?.

http://www.nevingtonwarmuseum.com/gloster-f1837-boosted-fighter.html

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 01:11:04 pm »
It appears in James Goulding's book Interceptor.

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 01:17:19 pm »
Thank you Schneiderman.

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 01:21:58 pm »
The boosted Gloster fighter was designed by G.Carter
allong the specifications of F18/37 but because of it's
mixedpower plants, it was not a contender...

Source  : Interceptor , also mentioned by Schneiderman

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 02:30:02 pm »
Thank you my dear Lark.

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 11:42:16 pm »
a three views drawing from ????

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 11:48:18 pm »
The boosted Gloster fighter was designed by G.Carter
allong the specifications of F18/37 but because of it's
mixedpower plants, it was not a contender...

Source  : Interceptor , also mentioned by Schneiderman

Not quite correct. The design dates from January 1940, long after F.18/37 for which the Hawker Typhoon had been selected. When Carter was briefed in 1939 on the work Power Jets were doing on jet engines he suggested this mixed power aircraft using his F.18/37 design as a starting point.

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Re: Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 05:44:51 am »
Yes indeed.

... In January 1940 Carter had drawn up a sheme for a fighter- generally complying- with
Spec F.18/37 , but using mixed power units , probably the first example of such a design...

(book text P.141)