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Meteor jet plane

Details:

Title

Meteor jet plane

Photo number

PH0808/0019

Collection

Darwin Bombing Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1946

Location

Darwin

Description

Gloster Meteor (A77-1 tail number) on the tarmac at Darwin Airport. From the website: "The Gloster Meteor is an all metal, twin jet engine, retractable gear aircraft. The F.8 was the most built of all Meteors with 1,522 being produced. The Gloster Meteor was the first operational jet to fly with the Royal Air Force. The earliest recorded combat successes were by Meteor F.1s, against V1 flying bombs on 4 August 1944. A Meteor was also used in the first tests of a ground level ejection seat. In May 1946 a F.3 Meteor was taken on charge by the Royal Australian Air Force, becoming the first RAAF jet fighter. It was not until 1951 that Meteors entered regular service with the RAAF and then they did so with a true "baptism of fire". Meteor F.8 aircraft were taken into action by 77 Squadron RAAF, in Korea, against the Mig-15."

Notes

Date:1946?

Language

English

Subject

Gloster Meteor (jet aeroplanes)

Digital format

1200ppi ; 50.26Mb.

Format

1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm.

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/pdm

Related links

http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft_colection/meteor/index.html; http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft_colection/meteor/index.html [Temora Aviation Museum : Gloster Meteor F.8]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/150881

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/150881

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/718461


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