The Gnat was designed for RAF trainee pilots to use as a lead up to the Hunters and Lightnings they would fly on front line duties. Eventually the introduction of the Hawk jet trainer meant the end for the Gnat and they were phased out of RAF service in the late 1970s. Dimensions: L230 x W153. No of Pieces: 96. Skill Level: 2. Flying Time: 2 hrs. Does require painting. Age: 8+ years. Part of the Airfix Kitset Collection.