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RealDarko

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In 1946 a delegation of Nationalist China visited the United Kingdom searching for a company capable of providing a new fighter plane to be build in China. Gloster answered the call with a design called the Gloster CXP-1001 (Chinese eXperimental Pursuit) a plane that had to be cheap to build and operate. In 1948 a wooden plane was ready together with some of his components, but the evacuation of the Nationalist China to Taiwan and the victory of the communist side made the project to stop. Project was restarted at Taiwan, but progress was slow cause Gloster retired their help, in early 50's Korean war started and with tons of american planes arriving at Taiwan, the plane was not requiered anymore so the chinese stopped all work on what it could have been the first chinese fighter jet.

The CXP-1001 was a single-seater designed around the existing Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet. It was 41 ft 10 in long, spanned 38 ft, and weighed 13,900 lbs loaded for a normal mission. Armament was to be four 20-mm cannon arranged around the air intake or a pair of the forthcoming 30-mm weapons. Design maximum speed was 600 mph. Ceiling was 40,000 ft. Range was 1000 miles with two drop tanks and a Meteor-style faired belly tank. The plane was to use as many of existing components as possible as for example the Meteor Landing Gear.

Some "pics". As the plane was never build past that wooden real to life model.





How the plane would have looked while fighting against communist in China:






And a diagram:



Dimensions:

Wing Span: 38 ft 0.00 in (11.60 m)

Length: 41 ft 10.80 in (12.80 m)

Height: 14 ft 2.07 in (4.32 m)

Weight: 13,900 lbs (6,305 kg) at takeoff

Performance data:

Top speed: 600.0 mph (965 kph) at 10,000 ft (3,084 m)

Range: 410 miles (660 km) without drop tanks, 1,000 miles (1,600 km) with tanks

Thrust: 3,505 lbs (1,590 kgp)

Crew: 1, pilot

Armament: 4x 20 mm canon

Engine: Rolls-Royce RB.41 Nene centrifuge turbojet
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Re: Gloster CXP-1001 a Gloster jet design for Nationalist China.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 10:08:41 AM »

Nice lookin plane, kinda looks like a mig
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Re: Gloster CXP-1001 a Gloster jet design for Nationalist China.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 11:22:11 AM »

I'm afraid pictures you've posted here can't be seen now. Could you please repost them or make them available in any other way?
Thanks
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Re: Gloster CXP-1001 a Gloster jet design for Nationalist China.
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »

I will, give me some time and I will repost them
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Re: Gloster CXP-1001 a Gloster jet design for Nationalist China.
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 02:48:46 AM »

Reuploaded some pics...
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