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80 Odolnost
1316 kgHmotnost
35.7 Poškození
781.9 Rychlost
265 km/hMax. rychlost v min. výšce
265 km/hMax. rychlost v ideální výšce
500 mOptimální výška
400 km/hMaximální střemhlavá rychlost
41.6 m/sStoupavost
70 km/hRychlost přetažení
218.8 km/hOptimální rychlost letu
82.6 Ovladatelnost
8.6 sČas otočení o 360 stupňů
100 °/sMíra náklonu
1466.5 Obratnost
Gloster Goldfinch
Vyvinutý počátkem roku 1926 jako celokovová verze stíhače Gamecock. Nikdy nebyl zařazen do služby.



Úroveň Motor Výkon motoru, hp / Tah Typ Hmotnost, kg Cena,
I Jupiter VII 450 vzduchem chlazený 330 890
II Jupiter IX 480 vzduchem chlazený 450 990
II NAME_MODULE_JUPITER-IX_SPEC_TOP_GOLDFINCH_1 480 vzduchem chlazený 450 990
Synchronizovaný kulomet

Synchronizovaný kulomet

Úroveň Kulomet Ráže Úsťová rychlost, m/s Poškození Rychlost střelby, výstřelů/min Hmotnost, kg Cena,
II .303 Vickers Mk.I* (S) 7.7 960 19 600 30 1000
Drak letounu

Drak letounu

Úroveň Drak letounu Odolnost Hmotnost, kg Cena,
I Gamecock 80 926 0
Zbraň v podvěsu

Zbraň v podvěsu

Úroveň Pumy Rozsah poškození, m Poškození Hmotnost, kg Cena,
II 20lb 35 400 10 40

Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Historical Info

In January 1926 the Air Ministry funded Gloster Aircraft to produce an all-metal version of their Gamecock for a high altitude fighter role, hence requiring a supercharged engine. The result was the Goldfinch, a single bay biplane with unequal span wings of marked stagger. Unsurprisingly, this aircraft had a strong similarity to the Gamecock and in particular to the Gamecock II with its narrow chord ailerons. Because of the supercharged engine the fuselage was longer forward of the cockpit. The tail also was a little different, the tailplane having rounded trailing tips and the fin, initially at least, was very broad in chord and short in height.

Only one Goldfinch was built but there were two rather different versions. The first build had all-metal wings but a fuselage of mixed metal and wood construction. Both wings and fuselage were fabric covered. The fuselage was then rebuilt entirely of metal, apart from its covering and lengthened. The rebuild also brought a revised fin and rudder, with a narrower, higher fin of simpler overall shape. Throughout, the Goldfinch was powered by a supercharged 450 hp (335 kW) Bristol Jupiter VIIF driving a 9 ft (2.74 m) two bladed fixed pitch propeller.

The Goldfinch first flew in May 1927, and in December it went to RAF Martlesham Heath for trials where it proved fast and high with a rapid climb rate, and generally good manoeverability, although spinning behaviour was substandard. Gloster's submitted it as a contender for Air Ministry specification F.9/26 for an all-metal day-and-night fighter, but it failed to meet the required load and fuel requirements and was eliminated quite early. The Bristol Bulldog was the eventual winner, with the Goldfinch being used for trials at Martlesham Heath until October 1928.

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