Take to the skies with the Airfix Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War Model Kit.
The Gloster Meteor maintains a significant position in the history of the Royal Air Force, as it became Britain’s first operational jet aircraft. Not willing to risk this technology falling into the hands of the Germans, initial operations were confined to UK airspace, particularly in combatting the V-1 Doodlebug threat. Indeed, once Meteors were deployed to Europe in the latter stages of WWII, they were still forbidden to engage in combat with the Messerschmitt Me 262, so we will never know how these significant aircraft would have performed against each other.
In operation, the Meteor proved to be a delightful aircraft to fly and enabled pilots to make a relatively easy transition from piston engined aircraft to jet powered flight. Continually developed throughout its service life, the Gloster Meteor would remain in RAF service for many years, with a handful of target towing aircraft still operating in the 1980s.
This kit will be the perfect addition to any model-maker's collection.
- Size: 287 x 236mm
- Scale: 1:48
- 190 parts
- Skill level: 3
- Paint and glue not included
- Suitable for ages eight years and over
Airfix Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War Model Kit 1:48