ICM 1/32 J-8 Gladiator, WWII Swedish Fighter

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ICM 1/32 J-8 Gladiator, WWII Swedish Fighter

SKU : ICM-32044

SCALE : 1:32

UPC : 4823044407835

CATEGORY : Aircraft kits

RELEASE DATE : May 2021

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In 1936, a new defence resolution was made by the Swedish defence ministry to organise one new fighter wing and four new bomber wings in light of rising tensions in Europe. After a selection process, the Gloster Gladiator was found to be the aircraft most suited to requirements, and an order was made for 55 aircraft, which were to be locally fitted with engines and armament. The first Gloster Gladiator was delivered to the Swedish Air Force on April 15th 1937 and locally designated as the 'Jaktplan 8' (J8). While the first few Swedish Gladiators were fitted with the Fairey three-bladed propeller, the decision was taken to switch back to the earlier fixed-pitch two-bladed wooden propeller.
  • Height: 16.50 in
  • Length: 2.50 in
  • Width: 10.50 in
  • Weight: 1.00