Gloster Meteor F 4, 1946.
By the time this photo was taken at Horsham St. Faith, RAF fighters had their camouflage replaced by a silver high speed finish as sported by this line up of 263 Sqn.
Gloster Meteor T7 'WA591 / FMK-Q' (G-BWMF)
Operated by the 'Classic Air Force' and based at Newquay (previously RAF St Mawgan). This Meteor was restored to flight at nearby Kemble. c/n G5/356460. Seen departing the 2013 RIAT event held at RAF Fairford. 22-7-2013
Catalog #: 01_00080711 Title: Gloster, Meteor Corporation Name: Gloster Official Nickname: Meteor Additional Information: UK Tags: Gloster, Meteor Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
Gloster Meteor WA591
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first 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 underway since 1936. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF. Nicknamed…
The Ground-Breaking Gloster Meteor - The Only Allied Jet Which Took Part Combat in World War Two
The British Gloster Meteor jet fighter entered service late in WWII. It was a ground-breaking aircraft in an era when aerial combat was changing. The
G-LOSM (WM167) / Air Atlantique [Classic Air Force] / Gloster Meteor NF11
The beautiful Meteor NF11, cruising over the Gloucestershire countryside. The aircraft is operated by the Classic Air Force and is based at Newquay Airport. Canon 7D Canon 17-40 F4 L Copyright Peter Reoch - All Rights Reserved
World War 2 in Pictures
A British Gloster Meteor, the first operational Allied jet fighter, is pushed to its dispersal point. The Meteor’s were painted entirely white while operating over mainland Europe so they would not be...