Air Enthusiast 1973-03
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H.Taylor - Gloster Gladiator /Viewed from the Cockpit/
A Gladiator I (K7915) of No 80 Squadron flying from Ismailia in 1938
The Gladiator cockpit was not unduly complicated, but in common with all British aircraft of its day gave the impression that the designer had put everything in and had then looked around for the largest hole left in which to put the pilot. Anything dropped was, as often as not, gone for ever.
The Gladiator's immediate forerunner, the Gauntlet.