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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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"[...] he bought up rivals including Gloster Aircraft, maker of the nippy little Gladiator biplane fighter and later a manufacturing plant for Hurricanes and Typhoons."

Gloster made the first British jet that came into production too late to have any impact on the outcome of the war.

It is said that even late in the war Hitler wouldn't countenance the idea of having to provide a major defensive air strategy in Germany. So the limited Me262 jet production gave priority to the light bomber version rather than the fighter.

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