The Gloster Gladiator was developed from the Gloster Gauntlet as a private venture, and represented both the peak and the end of biplane fighter development. In many air arms it smoothed the transition to advanced monoplane fighters, and in confronting aircraft of its own era it performed well. However when called upon to engage the new generation of monoplane fighter aircraft its obsolescent design was exposed. The skill and determination of its pilots however, has allowed the Gladiator to acquire a wartime reputation that might otherwise have been tainted with tragedy. Each CD features a multi selection of high-quality close-up detailed photographs to help you with your latest building project.