Gloster charter airliner
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1931

Three-dimensional renderings of Folland’s high- and low-wing designs to the Imperial Airways specification for a charter airliner. The low-wing variant bears civil registration G-ACNB (not taken up at the time but used in 1982 for an Avro 504K) and is painted in Gloster’s signature colours of Cambridge blue and old gold. The high-wing variant is seen in a speculative RAF scheme.
In response to a specification issued by Imperial Airways in 1931, Folland submitted a pair of monoplane designs for a four-to-five-passenger charter airliner, one of high-wing configuration and one with a low wing. Both were intended to be powered by a pair of Armstrong Siddeley Serval engines (initially known as the Double Mongoose), capable of 340 h.p. at 2,000 r.p.m. at sea level. The designs were to be Folland’s last attempts at passenger-carrying aircraft, although he was concurrently working on a high-speed mailplane.