Gloster F18/37 Fighter Project ?

hesham

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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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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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a three views drawing from ????
 

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lark said:
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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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)
 

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Hi!
http://modelplanes.de/royal-air-force/jaeger-royal-air-force/gloster-f-1837-boosted-fighter-unicraft-resin/

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=28610.0;attach=574006
 

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I'm a bit late coming to the party but.....
 

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blackkite

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Many thanks Flitzer-san!! Excellent work as usual. :D

F.18/37 Heavily armed interceptor armed with 12!! x 0.303 mgs and capable of at least 400 mph
Bristol F.18/37, Gloster F.18/37, Hawker Tornado, Hawker Typhoon, Supermarine Type 324, Supermarine Type 325

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Air_Ministry_specifications
 

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0.303s were useless.
 

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If you had said that to the many Luftwaffe pilots and crews brought down in the Battle of Britain it would be interesting to know what response you would have got.
 

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Surprisingly,Saburo Sakai, who was the ace of the Japanese Navy, said that most of his scores were using 7.7 mm machine gun in the nose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabur%C5%8D_Sakai
 
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