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Gloster IV

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We are about to get the pattern for the 1927 Gloster IV. Two were sent to Venice N222 and N223. From descriptions of the race, both aircraft used the cruciform tail, and whilst we can find pictures of N222 in this configuration, we can only find the round finned version of N223. So my question is - were both aircraft the same spec or was N223 only modified after the race?

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My understanding is that only the A version, N222, had the cruciform tail, whereas the B, N223, with a geared Napier Lion, had the rounded fin. I will check further my references, but I would venture you are OK if you stick to this. Photos are often mislabelled between the three Gloster IVs.


Which leads to another question : will you release the VI, the most beautiful Schneider racer IMHO, any time soon ? I passed on the Renaissance one because it was the wrong scale, in 1/24.



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