Gloster Meteor.  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 ME-262 the Meteor never got the chance.  Successful in chasing and shooting down the German V-1 "Buzz Bomb".

Gloster Meteor. 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 ME-262 the Meteor never got the chance. Successful in chasing and shooting down the German V-1 "Buzz Bomb".

Gloster Meteor at Dunsfold Wings & Wheels Show, England. Sorry lack of captioning on site so not sure if the NF, trainer or fighter version, or which group owns this rare bird.

Gloster Meteor at Dunsfold Wings & Wheels Show, England. Sorry lack of captioning on site so not sure if the NF, trainer or fighter version, or which group owns this rare bird.

Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Pilot The sole "prone pilot" experimental testbed. On 10 February 1954, a specially adapted Meteor F.8, the "Meteor Prone Pilot", which placed the pilot into a prone position to counteract inertial forces, took its first flight

Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Pilot The sole "prone pilot" experimental testbed. On 10 February 1954, a specially adapted Meteor F.8, the "Meteor Prone Pilot", which placed the pilot into a prone position to counteract inertial forces, took its first flight

1/72 Corgi RAF Gloster Meteor F.Mk 3, 616 sqn

1/72 Corgi RAF Gloster Meteor F.Mk 3, 616 Sqn Diecast Model

1/72 Corgi RAF Gloster Meteor F.Mk 3, 616 sqn

Gloster Meteor III | Britains first operational jet fighter … | Flickr

Gloster Meteor III | Britains first operational jet fighter … | Flickr

The Gloster Meteor's (pictured) development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking tur...

Vintage military planes wow the crowds at Yorkshire Air Show

The Gloster Meteor's (pictured) development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking tur...

The Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War from the plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life jet aircraft flown during the Korean war.

The Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War from the plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life jet aircraft flown during the Korean war.

Gloster Meteor

Gloster Meteor

O Gloster Meteor podia voar a mais de 900 km/h e operou no Brasil até 1974 (Coleção Camazano)

O Gloster Meteor podia voar a mais de 900 km/h e operou no Brasil até 1974 (Coleção Camazano)

O Museu de Bebedouro guarda o primeiro caça a jato do Brasil, o Gloster Meteor (Thiago Vinholes)

O Museu de Bebedouro guarda o primeiro caça a jato do Brasil, o Gloster Meteor (Thiago Vinholes)

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