Aeroplane Monthly 1991-06
A.Lumsden - On silver wings (9)
Another view of the first Gamecock. It was powered by a Jupiter IV engine.
Maurice Piercey demonstrating Gamecock J7908 at Brockworth in March 1926. This aircraft was later delivered to 43 Sqn, based at RAF Tangmere from April 1926 until June 1928.
Gamecock J7910 was used for dive and anti-flutter trials by the A&AEE during 1927 and was later converted to Mk II standard. It was powered by a 425 h.p. Jupiter VI radial.
The “WT” markings on this Gloster Gamecock showed that the AID had verified the electrical bonding of metal parts - this took the form of wire connections to prevent the build-up or sudden discharge of static electricity and the consequent risks of radio interference or fire.
Gamecock prototype (J7497) had faired Jupiter IV and S.E.5a/Grebe-type fin and rudder.
Classic Flight photograph of Fg Off Howard Saint DSC, Gloster’s chief test pilot, demonstrating Gloster Gamecock II J7910 in February 1928.
J7757 was the third prototype Gamecock and was powered by a 425 h.p. Jupiter VI. It was last flown in December 1927.
IN THE "FLY PAST" at the R.A.F. DISPLAY: The Gloucestershire "Gamecock" single-seater Fighter (400 h.p. Bristol "Jupiter").
The first prototype Gamecock, J7497, after installation of horn-balanced rudder.
A standard Gamecock I was given the civil registration G-EBNT, registered to the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company and used as a demonstrator during 1926.
The Gloster Gamecock II prototype, powered by one 425 h.p. Bristol Jupiter VII, being demonstrated for Flight’s photographer in 1927.
Howard Saint takes another swipe at Flight’s photographer while flying Gamecock II J7497 in February 1928.
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting depicts Gamecock J8090 of 43 Sqn.