Gloster Gladiator | 21.5" Balsa Kit

Gloster Gladiator
21.5" (546mm) Wingspan
Gloster Gladiator front view
Free UK Mainland Delivery
Gloster Gladiator side view
Made in Britain
Gloster Gladiator rear view
Gloster Gladiator top view
Gloster Gladiator underside
Gloster Gladiator nose
Gloster Gladiator tail

Gloster Gladiator | 21.5" Balsa Kit

Build and fly the impressive Gloster Gladiator | Rubber-powered with option for RC | Includes glue and tissue covering

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Brand: Aerographics
Wingspan: 21.5" (546mm)
Ease of build: Expert
Flying skill: Expert
Control type: Free-flight or RC
Power system: Rubber
Scale: 1:18


The Gloster Gladiator was a British 1930s fighter aircraft. It was used by the RAF and the and Fleet Air Arm and was exported to a number of other air forces during the late 1930s. It was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and was rendered obsolete by newer designs as it was introduced, such as the Hurricane and Spitfire.

This kit is a rework of the original Aerographics balsa wood model kit of the Gloster Gladiator. We've completely revamped the design, from the instructions to the cut parts, to provide you with a great building experience from start to finish.

Inside the box you will find all of the materials you will need to create a superbly detailed 21.5" flying model of the Gloster Gladiator. Although designed for rubber power, it would be possible for an experienced aeromodeller to turn this into a lightweight R/C flyer.

Checkout this video of an RC converted Gladiator in action:


  • Quality strip wood & laser cut balsa parts
  • Full size CAD drawn plans & comprehensive instruction leaflet
  • Quality coloured covering tissue
  • Lightweight built up wheels
  • Moulded spinner
  • Propeller, rubber motor & hardware
  • Plus a complete set of quality water slide decals


Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.


Smaller items

Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.

For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.

A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.

The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.

Larger items

For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.

For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!

This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.


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