Gloster Meteor F Mk.3
by Robert Ferrero
Gloster Meteor F Mk.
Tamiya's 1/48 scale Meteor F Mk.3 is available online from
Tamiya's follow-up release to the Meteor F.1 is
the 1/48 scale Gloster Meteor F.3.
The F.3 replaced the F.1 with the addition of
Rolls-Royce Welland jet engines, a modified canopy, and increased fuel
capacity. Unfortunately, the first 15 F.3 Meteors of the 210
production models were equipped with the original Derwent engines due
to Welland production delays.
At least four of the original production run had the standard
camouflage pattern over sprayed with a distressed white color to
prevent it from being mistaken for the Me-262. When the "Meatbox" F.3
took to the sky, the Luftwaffe's strength was significantly weakened.
Thus, the Meteor never engaged the 262 in aerial combat.
The Meteor F.3 was active through the end of WWII in the role of
reconnaissance and air-to-ground combat duties.
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2003 by Robert Ferrero
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25 March, 2004
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