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