Gloster Gambet    Japanese Navy    serial unknown  


                                     In 1926 the Goucestershire Aircraft Co. changed its name to be Gloster Aircraft Co. Ltd.  In
                                     that same year it responded to a request from Nakajima in Japan to submit to a specification
                                     issued by the Japanese Navy for a shipboard fighter.  Designed by H.P. Folland, the Gambet
                                     was a fairly conventional aircraft based on the RAF's Grebe/Gamecock layout.  In the event
                                     the design won the award and some 150 were produced in Japan under licence as the Naka-
                                     jima A1N1 and A1N2.   For complete details of the Japanese versions and history, go to