Gloster Goldcrest Mk-I
In response to RAF specification F.18/37 four companies entered designs for in total six aircraft. The participating designs were:
· Bristol F.18/37
The Hawker contenders were chosen for development and in 1940 the Gloster F.18/37 was developed further into a mixed powered aircraft powered by a Rolls Royce Griffon te W-1A jet engine. It entered service in 1945 and proved moderately successful. Rather quickly however it was replaced with the pure jet Meteor.
Kit: 1/72 Unicraft resin