1950s RAF Gloster Meteor twin JetEngine Interceptors...

Magnificent photography by Russell Adams - RAF Gloster Meteor MK VIII in the

Gloster Meteor.  Makes you realize just how stubby winged ( and small aspect ratio) these planes really were.

Makes you realize just how stubby winged ( and small aspect ratio) these planes really were.

The ugliest plane ever??? Zoom in on the nose section! Its a Gloster Meteor F8 Prone. WK935. #rafcosford #warbirds #aviationphotography #glostermeteor #instaplane #militaryaviation #aircraftsphotos

The ugliest plane ever??? Zoom in on the nose section! Its a Gloster Meteor F8 Prone. WK935. #rafcosford #warbirds #aviationphotography #glostermeteor #instaplane #militaryaviation #aircraftsphotos

Gloster Meteor III. Britains first operational jet fighter was deployed with 616 Sqn. in July 1944. This photo was taken at a base near Nijmegen in Europe durin...

Gloster Meteor III - Britains first operational jet fighter deployed with 616 Squadron, Royal Air Force in July 1944 - This photo was taken near Nijmegen, Holland - April 1945

Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Pilot

Gloster Meteor Prone Pilot The sole "prone pilot" experimental testbed. On 10 February a specially adapted Meteor the "Meteor Prone Pilot", which placed the pilot into a prone position to counteract inertial forces, took its first flight

Gloster Meteor by bagera3005

Gloster Meteor History: The Gloster Meteor entered the history books as the only turbojet powered aircraft flown in combat by the Allies during World War Two. It fought and rockets, and als.

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Powered by Sir Frank Whittles turbojet engines these were the first Allied jets in World War II. Built to go head to head with the German the Meteor never got the chance. Successful in chasing and shooting down the German "Buzz Bomb".

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War

The first flight of the Gloster Meteor jet aircraft on this day 5th March 1943. It was the first British jet fighter and the Allie's first operational jet. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, developed by Sir Frank Whittle. Gloster Meteor | Great Britain | 600 Sqn "county of London", RAFuxAF | Meteor F.Mk.4 | N (RA381)

The first flight of the Gloster Meteor jet aircraft on this day March

Meteor F8 - 41 Sqn, Biggin Hill 1954/1955. 41 converted to Hunter F5's in August 1955 Photo by Warmtoast.

Gloster Meteor - 41 Sqn, Biggin Hill 41 converted to Hunter in August 1955 Photo by Warmtoast.

Gloster Trent Meteor (1945) One-off engine test bed, converted from former No. 616 Squadron RAF operational F.1 serial number EE227, for the Rolls-Royce Trent turboprop engine making it the world's first turboprop-powered aircraft.

Gloster Trent Meteor One-off engine test bed, converted from former No. 616 Squadron RAF operational serial number for the Rolls-Royce Trent turboprop engine making it the world's first turboprop-powered aircraft.

Lightwave Gloster Meteor Fighters Jet - 3D Model

Lightwave Gloster Meteor Fighters Jet - 3D Model

The Gloster Meteor. Worlds first production jet. It used Whittle's turbojet engine. Claimed 14 V1 kills and 46 other planes. It was often subject to friendly fire, being mistaken for the ME262 and was forbidden to be flown over German occupied territory.

The Gloster Meteor. Worlds first production jet. It used Whittle's turbojet engine. Claimed 14 kills and 46 other planes. It was often subject to friendly fire, being mistaken for the and was forbidden to be flown over German occupied territory.

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War. [1024x768]

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War.

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