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GLOSTER VI (Wiener Modellbau - 1/48 - Resin) by Hugh Beyts

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The Gloster VI was designed for the Schneider Trophy race of 1929. Two aircraft were built to British Air Ministry Specification 9/28 and delivered to the RAF's High Speed Flight in 1929. However, the planes didn't participate to the race due to engine problems but one of the Glosters, N249, went on to set a new World Absolute Air Speed Record of 336.3 mph the day after the 1929 race.

This model is superbly built by Hugh Beyts from the Wiener Modellbau resin kit. Some improvements were made like a new prop carved, new canopy moulded, reduced wing alleys, and a scratchbuilt beaching trolley. Seen at Scale Modelworld 2009.

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