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Gloster Meteor T7 Flying at Dunsfold Airshow

Gloster Meteor T7 Flying at Dunsfold Airshow
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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2015
Video Credit: Air Force

The Gloster Meteor nicknamed the “Meatbox” is a British twin engine jet fighter aircraft manufactured by Gloster Aircraft Company. The Gloster Meteor was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines and was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War proving to be a successful and effective combat fighter.The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on the 27 of July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron British Royal Air Force (RAF). The primary users were the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Belgian Air Force and the Argentine Air Force. There were approx. 3,947 Gloster Meteor produced. The Gloster Meteor retired from service to the RAF target tugs during the 1980’s.

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