Gloster G.41 Meteor

Fighter

Gloster Meteor T.7 Royal Air Force VZ634 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Gloster Meteor is a twin-engined single-seat jet fighter aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Gloster Aircraft.
The Gloster Meteor was the first operational British jet fighter aircraft and the only Allied jet fighter to see combat in WWII.
Crew1
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Derwent 8
Engine Power (each)15,6 kN3500 lbf
Speed965 km/h521 kts
  600 mph
Service Ceiling13.106 m43.000 ft
Range965 km521 NM
600 mi.
Empty Weight4.846 kg10.684 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.121 kg15.700 lbs
Wing Span11,32 m37 ft 2 in
Wing Area32,5 m350 ft
Length13,59 m44 ft 7 in
Height3,96 m12 ft 12 in
First Flight05.03.1943
Production Statusout of production
Total Production3947
ICAO CodeMETR
Data for (Version)Gloster Meteor F Mk8
VariantsMeteor F.1, F.3, F.4, T.7, F.7, FR.9, PR.10, NF.11, NF.12, NF.13, NF.14, TT.20

[Photo-ID: 6869] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Gloster Meteor F.4, Royal Air Force, EE531, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor F.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: EE531
 
ex Test Aircraft
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6099] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Gloster Meteor F.4, Royal Air Force, VT260, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Gloster
Meteor F.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VT260
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 2483] Karsten Palt 2009-06-25
Gloster Meteor F.4, Royal Netherlands AF / Koninklijke Luchtmacht, I-69, c/n VZ409, Karsten Palt, 2009Gloster
Meteor F.4
Royal Netherlands AF / Koninklijke Luchtmacht
Reg.: I-69
c/n: VZ409
 
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum [Soesterberg]
[Photo-ID: 1020] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Gloster Meteor F.4 Special, Royal Air Force, EE549, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Meteor F.4 Special
Royal Air Force
Reg.: EE549
 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 1021] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Gloster Meteor F.4 Special, Royal Air Force, EE549, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Meteor F.4 Special
Royal Air Force
Reg.: EE549
 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 6543] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Gloster Meteor F.8, Belgian Air Force, EG-224, c/n M1, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor F.8
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: EG-224
c/n: M1
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6544] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Gloster Meteor F.8, Belgian Air Force, EG-224, c/n M1, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor F.8
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: EG-224
c/n: M1
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 10492] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Gloster Meteor F.8, Belgian Air Force, EG-247, c/n 6522, Karsten Palt, 2014Gloster
Meteor F.8
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: EG-247
c/n: 6522
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 1038] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Air Force, WA829, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WA829
 
Composite Aircraft of WA829 & WA984
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 1039] Karsten Palt 2008-07-10
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Air Force, WA829, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WA829
 
Composite Aircraft of WA829 & WA984
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum [Tangmere]
[Photo-ID: 1283] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Air Force, WH301, c/n 7930M, Karsten Palt, 2008Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH301
c/n: 7930M
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 13098] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Air Force, WK991, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK991
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 7044] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Air Force, WL168, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL168
 
displayed as WK864
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 4357] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Gloster Meteor F.8, Royal Danish Air Force, B-499, c/n G5/373, Karsten Palt, 2011Gloster
Meteor F.8
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: B-499
c/n: G5/373
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 6727] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Gloster Meteor F.8 Prone Position, Royal Air Force, WK935, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor F.8 Prone Position
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WK935
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6943] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor FR.9, Royal Air Force, VZ608, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor FR.9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VZ608
 
Testbed for RB108 Vertical Lift engine (installed behind cockpit).
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6944] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor FR.9, Royal Air Force, VZ608, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor FR.9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VZ608
 
Testbed for RB108 Vertical Lift engine (installed behind cockpit).
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6946] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor NF.(T)14, Royal Air Force, WS739, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.(T)14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS739
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6947] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor NF.(T)14, Royal Air Force, WS739, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.(T)14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS739
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 12023] Karsten Palt 2003-06-21
Gloster Meteor NF.11, Hunter Wing Ltd., G-LOSM, c/n 2342, Karsten Palt, 2003Gloster
Meteor NF.11
Hunter Wing Ltd.
Reg.: G-LOSM
c/n: 2342
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2003 [Vliegbais Twente (EHTW / ENS)]
[Photo-ID: 6945] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor NF.12, Royal Air Force, WS692, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.12
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS692
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6636] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Gloster Meteor NF.13, Royal Air Force, , c/n 5616, Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.13
Royal Air Force
 
ex 4X-FNA, WM366, composite aircraft of WM234 & V2462
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 7045] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor NF.14, Royal Air Force, WS788, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS788
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 6870] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Gloster Meteor NF.14, Royal Air Force, WS838, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS838
 
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6728] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Gloster Meteor NF.14, Royal Air Force, WS843, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF.14
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WS843
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6545] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Gloster Meteor NF11, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, NF11-3, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF11
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: NF11-3
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6546] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Gloster Meteor NF11, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, NF11-3, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor NF11
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: NF11-3
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6948] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Gloster Meteor T.7, Royal Air Force, VZ634, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor T.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: VZ634
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 7670] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
Gloster Meteor TT.20, Royal Air Force, WM224, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Gloster
Meteor TT.20
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WM224
 
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]