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Gloster E1/44 (GA.1/GA.2) 'Ace' early jet fighter project

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Afternoon all

I am after a 3-view drawing of the Gloster E1/44 (GA.1 / GA.2) Ace early jet fighter project.
From what I have read on the net, it was 33 per cent heavier, but 100mph faster than the Vampire!


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From putnam's 'Gloster', page 308, and from 'British Experimental Jet Aircraft' pp. 54-5, although with these, the front and rear views are distorted by the binding, a fatal flaw in this otherwise excellent book. :mad:



EDIT:- my mistake, for 'GA.1' read 'GA.2' :-X
 

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Cutaway and front view
 

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I think in the last issue of IAPR was an article written by Tony Buttler about the "Ace" !

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Thanks gents


It looks as though it may have had some potential.
It had a nice clean nose design for an early jet fighter
Although I do not know just how maneuverable it would have been with its wings?

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In Aeroplane Monthly, September 1993 was a quite comprehensive
article (colour profile from that article)
 

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Have you any idea if the fighter would have carried a ventral fuel tank, similar to what the Gloster Meteor did have?

By the way, the E1/44 could have been a British equivalent of the F-80 Shooting Star, don't you think?

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Piotr
 

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