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
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
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.
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.