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Gloster Meteor

Wednesday, Nov 13 2013 by kjfitz
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet aircraft. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with 616 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Nicknamed by pilots the "Meatbox", although the Meteor was not an aerodynamically advanced aircraft, it proved to be a successful and effective combat fighter.