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Tamiya 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.1


Tamiya 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.1

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CODE: TA61051
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The RAF's Gloster Meteor was the first and only operational Allied jet fighter to actually enter combat in WWII. In March 1943, a jet prototype designed by the Gloster company and equipped with a De Havilland H.1 engine made its first successful test flight. The F.1 housed two Rolls-Royce Welland jet engines capable of taking the fighter to speeds of 668km/h and was relatively successful in defending the British Isles against German V-1 rockets. The F.1 was later replaced by the improved F.3 version with its Rolls Royce Derwent engines, changed canopy style, and increased fuel capacity.

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