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Gloster G.41 Meteor

The Gloster Meteor was the first Allied jet fighter to see combat in World War II.  Designed to meet specification F.9/40, the Meteor first flew in 1943.

Prototype Meteors flew with a number of development jet engines as the new technology improved.  The first operational Meteors were used to intercept V-1 buzz-bombs and develop defensive tactics for allied bombers against German jet fighters.

The Meteor saw action in Korea as a ground attack aircraft by the Royal Australian Air Force.

     
Specifications (Meteor F.4)

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Type: Fighter
Engines: two 3,500 lb (15.6 kN) thrust Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 turbojets
G.41: Gloster design number
     

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