Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 - 43 Squadron


Gloster Meteor Post War Jet Fighter Art Print


As Britain’s first jet fighter to enter service, the Meteor will hold a place in history. Produced in fourteen different marks and holding the air speed record twice, the aircraft can be seen as a real success story for the British industry.


However, such was the speed of development in aeronautics at this time that  even by 1950 the aircraft was looking somewhat old-fashioned and worse still was to be found inadequate when put up against the Soviet MiG-15  when the two aircraft met in Korea.


43 Squadron used the Meteor from 1949 until receiving the Hawker Hunter in 1954.

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