0
 
Cart Summary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GLOSTER METEOR F8 - KOREAN WAR

GLOSTER METEOR F8 - KOREAN WAR
GLOSTER METEOR F8 - KOREAN WAR
GLOSTER METEOR F8 - KOREAN WAR
 
Manufacturer: Airfix
SKU: A09184
RRP: £36.99
£33.30
Save £3.69
 
The Gloster Meteor F.8 was a greatly improved version of Britain’s first operational jet fighter and arguably the definitive version of this classic aircraft.
 
 
 
 
 
 
GLOSTER METEOR F8 - KOREAN WAR

The Gloster Meteor F.8 was a greatly improved version of Britain’s first operational jet fighter and arguably the definitive version of this classic aircraft. Seeing extensive service during the Korean War with No.77 Squadron of Royal Australian Air Force, the Meteor would be engaged in combat with the new Soviet produced MiG 15 jet fighter, which proved to be an extremely capable adversary.

The Gloster Meteor maintains a significant position in the history of the Royal Air Force, as it became Britain’s first operational jet aircraft. Not willing to risk this technology falling into the hands of the Germans, initial operations were confined to UK airspace, particularly in combatting the V-1 Doodlebug threat. Indeed, once Meteors were deployed to Europe in the latter stages of WWII, they were still forbidden to engage in combat with the Messerschmitt Me 262, so we will never know how these significant aircraft would have performed against each other.

In operation, the Meteor proved to be a delightful aircraft to fly and enabled pilots to make a relatively easy transition from piston engined aircraft to jet powered flight. Unlike the Messerschmitt Me 262, the Meteor also proved to be almost as reliable as the Spitfires and Tempests it was intended to replace and was even capable of being operated from relatively basic grass airstrips. Continually developed throughout its service life, the Gloster Meteor would remain in RAF service for many years, with a handful of target towing aircraft still operating in the 1980s.


Technical Specification & Detail

Scale - 1:48 
Skill - 3 
Flying Hours - 3 
Number of Parts - 190 
Dimensions (mm) - L287 x W236 

Paint & glue are required to complete this model.

 
 

Shop Information

Shop Opening

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 09:30-17:30

Closed Wed & Sun

 
 
 

Latest News

Sale - Old Stock Clearance!!

15 April 2019 - 1230Views

We are having a sort out in the shop and we are putting reduced price items into the Special

.

Read more

Aoshima Plastic Kits

14 April 2018 - 1005Views

We have just received a large delivery of Aoshima model kits, including Thunderbirds, various

Read more

Model Railway News

06 June 2016 - 2757Views

We now stock 00 and N Gauge railway !!!!

We are now stocking goods from Hornby,

...

Read more

International Ordering

02 March 2016 - 2131Views

If you want to order goods and live outside of the UK, please contact us first - for shipping

Read more

 

Popular Products

 
 
  • image
  • image
 
 
 

www.mikes-models.co.uk   Copyright: LandanaireModels Ltd 2014

 
 
 

This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand

How we use Cookies

 

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. 

 

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.

 

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

 

The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.

 

This Website Will:

 

  • Remember what is in your shopping basket
  • Remember where you are in the order process
  • Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You need to be logged in to complete an order.

 

The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

 

Functional Cookies

 

This Website Will:

 

  • Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics
  • Targeting Cookies

 

This Website Will:

 

Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook

 

This will not share any personal information with third parties.

 
 
 
Template by yagendoo.com
^