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F-8 Gloster Meteor, Raf 74 Sqdn (1:72)

Item #: AA35011
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    Gloster Meteor F.8 - Raf 74 Sqdn (1:72) by Corgi Aviation
    Item Number: AA35011

    The Gloster Meteor was the RAFs first jet fighter aircraft, whose development began in November 1940 following the appearance of the turbojet designed by Frank Whittle. The Gloster Meteor made its first test flight on March 5, 1943. The Mk. I had a maximum speed of 417 mph at 3000m and had a range of 1610 km, powered by two Rolls-Royce W.2B/23C turbojet engines providing 771 kg of thrust each. Later versions, beginning with the F.8 in 1948 were the first British production aircraft to be equipped with ejector seats. 74 Squadron was re-equipped as the RAFs third Meteor F.3 squadron in June 1945 and formed the first all jet fighter wing along with 616 and 504 Squadrons. The Mk.III Meteors were retained until March 1948, re-equipment with F.4s commencing in December 1947. The F.4 was operated by the Squadron until October 1950, when it was replaced by the F.8. No.74 Squadron operated the Mk.8 from Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, Norfolk for seven years until the type was replaced by the Hunter in 1957. Estimated release date: May 2008

    Length:6.75"
    Width:7.25"

    Model Details for Corgi Classics Ltd. 1:72 Royal Air Force Meteor F.Mk.8 - DiMA ID# 17129


    Corgi Classics Ltd. Royal Air Force Meteor F.Mk.8 1:72 - AA35011 - DiMA ID#17129
    Royal Air Force Corgi Classics Ltd.
    Royal Air Force Corgi Classics Ltd.

    Country &
    Continent:
    Great Britain
    Great Britain
    Europe
    Europe

    Aircraft: Meteor F.Mk.8 Scale: 1:72

    Part #: AA35011 DiMA ID#: 17129

    Release Date: 2008 Disc Date: 2008

    Status: Limited Production Units: 1250

    Remarks: "No.74 Squadron, Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk, 1954".
    Registration:  WL164 Engines: NA

    Classification: Military

    Last Updated: 12/02/2008

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