The Gloster Gauntlet was a British biplane fighter used by the Royal Air Force in the early 1930's. It was the precursor of the Gloster Gladiator.
By the beginning of WWII, it was quite obsolete. However, it saw some action with the RAF in the Middle East and with other air forces, notably in Finland, where one actually survives in flying condition.
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