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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC068
Gloster Meteor F.Mk 2 Diecast Model
RAF, DG207 Goblin Engine Prototype, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Gloster Meteor F.Mk 2   6.75"   7.25"

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet and the Allies' first operational jet fighter during WWII. The initial design saw the Meteor F.1 taking its first flight in 1943, entering service with the RAF in July 1944.

Our 1: 72 scale replica represents DG207/G which was intended to be the basis for the Meteor 2 and is decorated in the wartime grey and green camouflage scheme with yellow undersides. Its number DG207 is printed towards the rear of the fuselage with the prototype P printed in yellow behind the RAF roundel on each side of the aircraft.

The Gloster Meteor F.2 was an alternative engine version with two Halford H1s installed for prototype and trial purposes although it was intended ultimately to use De Havilland engines upon production. However, it was July 1945 before it actually flew, by which time the Meteor 3 was already in production, leading to the cancellation of the F.2. It all goes to show how fast things moved at that time in order to be one step ahead of the airborne enemy.

Gloster Meteor F.Mk 2

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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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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