Gloster Meteor

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Name: Gloster Meteor
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

VIDEO: Remembering UK's first jet fighter

Leicestershire veterans have been remembering Britain's first jet fighter, which flew operationally for the first time 70 years ago.The Gloster Meteor used engines first developed in Lutterworth and pioneered by engineer Sir Frank Whittle.Veterans John ... [Published BBC - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Scots breathe new life into historical jet fighter

ONE of the world's oldest jet fighter planes has been brought back to life in Scotland, it was revealed yesterday.The Gloster Meteor T7, currently on display at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Angus, was in service with the No 603 (City of Edinburgh) ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: How Martin-Baker rises above the rest

Almost 70 years ago, a pioneering British company performed the first test of an innovation which was to transform the cockpit of the jet fighter, and has since saved the lives of thousands of pilots.Carried out on 24 July 1946, the milestone was the ... [Published Flight International - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

RAF flew me home to watch the cup final

Comments (0)THE COLD WAR, that great threat that thankfully never exploded into the full-scale conflict the whole world feared, is for that very reason overlooked by many these days.Many a parent and child were kept awake at night from the late forties ... [Published Black Country Bugle - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

World War II Airplanes Anyone?

I recently had the chance to see the RAF museum in London. If you are into history or airplanes and ever find yourself in the neighborhood, I highly recommend you stop by for a look. They have flying machines from all eras but the ones I really wanted ... [Published Jalopnik - Jun 25 2014]

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"There was no such thing as the Cold War at the time," Ian told us. "It was just Us and Them, the Commies as we called them."
He 162 "People's Fighter." As in, "Let's strap a jet engine to a wooden airframe and find some people to fly it." It was also known as the "Salamander." I don't care what anyone says; it's not a great idea to name your experimental aircraft after an amphibian

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VIDEO: Remembering UK's first jet fighter [Published BBC - 21 hours ago]
Scots breathe new life into historical jet fighter [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
VIDEO: How Martin-Baker rises above the rest [Published Flight International - Jul 01 2014]
RAF flew me home to watch the cup final [Published Black Country Bugle - Jun 28 2014]
World War II Airplanes Anyone? [Published Jalopnik - Jun 25 2014]
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