Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Gloster Meteor F3 - YQ-Q, RAF, No. 616 Squadron, 1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.4”. Wingspan: 6.2"
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies first operational jet aircraft used during World War II. First flown on March 10, 1943, the Meteor entered service with the RAF on July 27, 1944. Originally confined to operations over the United Kingdom to preserve the secrets of its technology, the Meteor was soon used on anti-V1 flying bomb patrols. Their acceleration allowed them to be very effective in this role, accounting for 14 V1s destroyed by the end of the war. Specialized variants of the aircraft were developed for use in photo-reconnaissance and as night fighters. The Meteor was operated by several nations into the 1960s.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Often painted white to aid identification by Allied aircraft, and avoid being mistaken for German planes, the Meteor F.3 was dispatched in 1945 along with 616 Squadron to 2nd TAF to provide air defense against the Messerschmitt Me 262. Later that year, the squadron was operational in the Netherlands supporting the Canadian Army to clear the Germans out of Holland, engaging in ground attacks due to not encountering a single enemy aircraft on its sorties.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Meteor F3 by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14