Preserved Swedish Gladiator as flown in 1940.jpg
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Preserved Swedish Gladiator as flown in 1940.jpg

The complete book of Fighters By W Green & G Swanborough
Sweden ordered fifty-five Gladiators in 1937 but requished thirty of these to the Finnish Government. The remaining twenty five entered service with Flygyapnet as the J8 and J8A (the latter having Nohab built 740 hp Mercury VII engines) During the Winter War between Finland and the USSR twelve of these Gladiators equipped the Swedish volunteer unit F.19 fighting along side the Finns.
 

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