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Gloster_E_1-44

Variants GA.1 Single-engined version of the design to meet E.5/42 - two aircraft serial numbers SM801 and SM805, construction abandoned. GA.2 Ace Improved variant to meet E.1/44, two built, serial number SM809 and TX145. SM809 was destroyed during transit to Boscombe Down by road, TX 145 first flew 9 March 1948. GA.3 Pre-production aircraft, serial number TX150, not built. GA.4 Forty early production aircraft were ordered in two batches in April and July 1946, cancelled and not built. [edit] Specifications (E.1/44) Data from The British Fighter since 1912 [12] General characteristics Length: 38 ft 0 in (11.59 m) Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.98 m) Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m) Wing area: 254 ft² (23.6 m²) Empty weight: 8,260 lb (3,755 kg) Loaded weight: 11,470 lb (5,214 kg) Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Nene II centrifugal flow turbojet, 5,000 lbf (22.3 kN) Performance Maximum speed: 539 knots (620 mph, 998 km/h) Range: 357 nm (410 mi, 660 km) Service ceiling: 44,000 ft (13,400 m) Climb to 40,000 ft (12,200 m): 12 min 30 sec Armament Guns: 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannon

Gloster_E_1-44
johnbr, Jan 7, 2013
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