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British Marine Aircraft Ltd was formed in February 1936 to produce Sikorsky S-42-A flying boats under licence in the UK, with a factory on the Hamble peninsula with a slipway to Southampton Water. The Sikorsky deal failed and the company was sold to Henry P. Folland , formerly Chief designer for Gloster Aircraft Company, who renamed it Folland Aircraft Limited in 1937. After much subcontracting work on WW2 aircraft, it began to design and produce its own aircraft, which were not successful. However W. E. W. Petter, who had designed the Westland Lysander, English Electric Canberra and English Electric Lightning, joined the company as managing director in 1950. This led to the Midge jet fighter and Gnat jet trainer,both being tested at Chilbolton. In 1959 Folland was acquired by Hawker Siddeley who dropped the Folland name in 1963. Ultimately, Folland became part of British Aerospace (BAe).
Folland Gnat The Fo.141 Gnat was a British all-metal fighter and trainer designed by under license, built 175 of ...
Ex- RAF Folland Gnat Brainchild of the designer of both the Canberra and Lightning, the Gnat was intended to be a lightwe...
Folland GNAT T1 G-MOUR, XK991 The Folland Gnat was an exceptionally small, swept-wing British subsonic jet trainer and light fight...
Folland Gnat XR538 Folland Gnat XR538 at the 2008 Open days Royal Dutch Airforce.
Folland Gnat T.1 XR538/G-RORI Photographed at RAF Waddington on 3 July 2005. See also picture #5487. C/n FL549.
Folland Gnat at Dawlish An ex Red Arrow Folland Gnat performing at the Dawlish Airday. Oh and it's not me upside down but t...
Folland Gnat T.1 XR977 in Red Arrows livery Photographed at Cosford on 18 February 2004. This is one of many colour scheme variations worn by t...
Folland Gnat F.1 XK724 at Cosford Photographed at the RAF Cosford Museum on 5 February 2004. Built as a development aircraft, the fir...
The Red Arrows Folland Gnats Exeter Airport, I believe, the Red Arrows Folland Gnat T1's. Taken between 1968 when they expanded ...
Folland Gnat Mk. 1 E276 Photographed on 4 September 2006 at the Historical Aircraft Squadron, Fairfield County Airport, Lanc...
Folland Gnat VH-XSO Airport Facilities Pty Folland Gnat, registration VH-XSO, seen at Essendon on 21 May 2009.
Folland Gnat T.1 XR534 Photographed at Newark Air Museum on 17 March 2011. Built at Hamble as part of a batch of 20, serve...

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