Still in service at the outbreak of the war, the Gladiator proved to be a capable biplane fighter, but was outclassed against modern monoplane opposition. The mount of some of the RAF's most famous pilots, such as Pat Pattle and Roald Dahl, preserved Gladiators can still be seen flying today at Duxford and Old Warden air displays.
Paint Scheme - 80 Squadron, RAF Amriya, Egypt, early 1940
Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners and for gifts. Medium Starter Sets are a little more challenging to build than the Small Starter Set range, with more parts. Each Medium Starter Set includes glue, two brushes and six acrylic paints. All ready to go
Recommended for children aged 8 and over