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Meteor F.8

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Development of the aircraft itself began in 1940, although work on the engines had been under way since 1936. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF. Nicknamed the "Meatbox", the Meteor was not a sophisticated aircraft in its aerodynamics, but proved to be a successful combat fighter. Gloster's 1946 civil Meteor F.4 demonstrator G-AIDC was the first civilian-registered jet aircraft in the world.

Several major variants of the Meteor incorporated technological advances during the 1940s and 1950s. Thousands of Meteors were built to fly with the RAF and other air forces and remained in use for several decades. The Meteor saw limited action in the Second World War. Meteors of the Roy

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1:48 Gloster Meteor F.8 (Airfix A09182)1:48 Meteor F.8 (Eduard BIG49152)1+
Gloster Meteor F Mk.8
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
111 Sqn. WL123/H | RAF North Weald 1954 | Aluminium, Dark Green, Dark Sea grey w, yellow tail


24. April, 11:38
Dave Morris I haven't touched this for three years! So remove the dust and crack-on!
24. April, 11:48
Dave Morris A little more progress with all the paint work done. After some touch-up she can be glossed & decalled.
25. May, 11:41

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