Gloster Meteor F.Mk 9 – 208 Sqn, RAF Nicosia, Cyprus, 1956 DISPLAYED

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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends AA35005: Gloster Meteor F.Mk 9 of 208 Sqn, RAF Nicosia, Cyprus, 1956. Non limited.

Length 6.75 inches Wingspan 7.25 inches

PLEASE NOTE: This is an imperfect ex display model. Comes with fixed lowered undercarriage plus non standard display stand in a plain outer box. Paintwork has the odd imperfection which has been touched in but not in A1 condition. Photos of actual model. Please do not purchase if you want a perfect item

With the arrival of the Meteors in Cyprus came new squadron markings of bars flanking the roundels comprising sky blue and yellow horizontal bands, denoting the “sky and the desert”. These markings are still carried today on the Squadron’s Hawk aircraft at RAF Valley, Anglesey.

Designed as a turbojet-powered fighter in a time when piston-engined aircraft still dominated the skies, the Gloster Meteor first flew on March 5, 1943. The Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the only Allied jet aircraft to see service during WWII. It debuted around the same time as the German Me 262, but was not used for dogfighting-instead, Meteors were used to combat the V1 Flying Bomb. The Meteor’s service during WWII was limited, but it saw combat during the Korean War and was used by the Royal Australian Air Force and by the Air Forces of more than a dozen other nations until its ultimate retirement in the 1970s.

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Weight 1.1 kg