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ALL NEW Airfix 1:72 Gloster Meteor F.8 Preview

ALL NEW Airfix 1:72 scale Meteor F.8 Preview!

The Airfix 1:72 Gloster Meteor F.8 model kit, which is the Jet engine version of Britain’s first fighter plane, which is highly anticipated with its new vehicle sets, has been released.

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This newly tooled release has two different engine intake types, two different canopy types, plus ventral fuel tanks and drop tanks, and features three unique schemes.

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Measuring 158 millimeters wide by 191 millimeters long, this new release contains 111 parts and is rated a skill level 2, making it suitable for both novices and experts.

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The three options selected include (A) No.500 Squadron (County of Kent), Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Royal Air Force West Malling, Kent, England, May 1953. (B) No.74 (F) Squadron, Royal Air Force Horsham St Faith, Norfolk, England, July 1955, and (C) No.350 Squadron, Belgian Air Force, Beauvechain, Belgium, the early 1950s.

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Gloster Meteor F.8

 
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ only operational jet plane during World War II. The Meteor’s development was reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, developed by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Despite the prototype’s maiden flight being delayed until 1943 due to problems with the jet engines, the Meteor went on to be an instrumental part in defeating the Luftwaffe’s V-1 flying bomb campaign in 1944.
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The Meteor F.3 was the most many variants of the Meteor with 1,456 built. The F.3 entered service in early 1945 and was used to operate high-speed reconnaissance sorties as well as ground attack missions. The F.3 was also operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) in a similar fashion to the RAF.

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The Meteor’s service life continued past the Second World War with the plane seeing action in many conflicts.
 
The Meteor F.4 entered service in 1946, and a total of 767 were built. The F.4 was a major leap forward as the variant introduced several new technologies including an increased maximum takeoff weight, a new wing, and modified tail surfaces.
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The Gloster Meteor F.8 was the last Meteor variant to be produced

 
The Gloster Meteor F.8 was the last Meteor variant to be produced. It featured a more powerful engine than previous models and had an increased wingspan. The Meteor F.8 was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and several other air forces around the world until the early 1960s.
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Design and development: the F.8 was developed from the F.7, with a more powerful engine and revised cockpit

 
The Gloster Meteor F.8 was developed from the F.7, with a more powerful engine and revised. The F.8 first flew in July 1948 and entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in December 1949. The Meteor F.8 was used by several air forces around the world, including the RAF, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), South African Air Force (SAAF), and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The Meteor F.8 remained in service until the early 1980s.
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Operational history: the F.8 saw service with some the air forces around the world

 
The F.8 saw service with some air forces around the world. It was used by the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, SAAF, and Luftwaffe, among others. The F.8 was in service for over 20 years and saw action in some conflicts, including the Korean War and the Falklands War.

Variants: the F.8 was the basis for some of the next variants, including the NF.14 night fighter

 
The F.8 was the basis for some of the next variants, including the NF.14 night fighter. The NF.14 was equipped with AI Mk. X radar and four 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk. V cannons, and had a crew of two. It entered service with the RAF in 1953 and saw action during the Suez Crisis that year. A total of 38 NF.14s were built, all by Gloster.
 
 
The F.8 was also the basis for the T7 trainer, which had a modified fuselage and rear cockpit, and could accommodate a passenger in the front seat. A total of 133 T7s were built, all by Gloster. The T7 was followed by the T7A, which had a more powerful engine, and the T7B, which had an uprated radar system.

The F.8 remained in service until the early 1980s, with over 3,000 being built

 
The Gloster Meteor F.8 remained in service until the early 1980s and over 3,000 were built. It was an important plane for its time and helped pave the way for future fighter jets. The F.8 was reliable and versatile, making it a favorite among pilots. It is still considered one of the best fighter jets of its time.

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