Sole airworthy Gloster Gauntlet (OH-XGT)

A friend of mine recently penned an article looking at the Gloster Gauntlet currently flying in Finland (link below) - a fine story of tenacity against a fair few odds to keep this unique aircraft flying. The article also includes some rather lovely unseen air-to-air photographs of the Gauntlet over its home turf. I thought it might be of interest here, given there's not an awful lot really published about the aircraft of late (I recall one article in Classic Aircraft, I think, some years ago).

Note the owner isn't averse to bringing the Gauntlet to the UK for a season... One can only imagine!

http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2015/09/17/historic-aviation-in-focus-gloster-gauntlet-gt-400-oh-xgt/

http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/wp-content/gallery/gloster-gauntlet/Gauntlet_OH-XGT_maliniemi-4521.jpg?i=323742352

trekbuster

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Seeing this with the two Gladiators at OW would be fantastic. Oh, and perhaps the Fury as well

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It would be lovely if it could be rebuilt to original spec .

scotavia

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Good article, has to be one of the most remote locations for a small older aircraft collection...and no avgas on site!
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Wyvernfan

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One for TFC to invite to legends perhaps?
And very fitting it.would be for a Gauntlet to be seen at Duxford again!


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It would be lovely if it could be rebuilt to original spec .


Of course it would. But how many 'spare' Mercuries of the right spec. are available?

I am just pleased it is flying at all.

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Mercuries are about -they are probably one of the more plentiful engines of that era.

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Note the owner isn't averse to bringing the Gauntlet to the UK for a season... One can only imagine!

I didn't realise that it was privately owned, what a lucky fellow.:)

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Note the owner isn't averse to bringing the Gauntlet to the UK for a season... One can only imagine!

I didn't realise that it was privately owned, what a lucky fellow.:)
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K5054NZ

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I didn't know there was a Gauntlet flying anywhere. Lovely!

For the uneducated among us: what, apart from the firewall-forward, is "non-spec" about this restoration? I don't know enough about the type to tell from the photos.

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I might be in Finland in August 2017, hoping to take some time to check out stuff like this!
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John Aeroclub

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From what I remember the engine/prop and the wheels are the main none standard items plus the instrument board and Leonides associated controls. The airframe components are Gauntlet.

John