Aerofax: Gloster Meteor

Aerofax: Gloster Meteor

Paperback Aerofax

By (author) Philip Butler, By (author) Tony Buttler

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  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 280mm x 9mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1857802306
  • ISBN 13: 9781857802306
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour & mono photographs & line drawings
  • Sales rank: 490,539

Product description

This is the first ever in-depth history of one of the most successful British aircraft of all time, the British Gloster Meteor, whose strong popularity is evidenced by the recent release of several brand new model kits of the type. The Gloster Meteor first flew during World War II, and a few hardy survivors are still airworthy into the 21st century. It served with 16 overseas air forces as well as with the Royal Air Force. This book thoroughly covers the craft's design, development, and initial flight testing, as well as night fighter variants, construction information, service both in the United Kingdom and abroad, test beds and trials aircraft. The authors have had access to a wealth of material in the United Kingdom's Public Record Office which was not previously available to researchers on the aircraft. As a result, the book contains a great deal of previously unpublished information, many detailed photos in both color and black & white, and data tables and information on the serials carried by the aircraft.

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