Gloster Meteor WH301

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Gloster Meteor WH301

Gloster Meteors began to replace some RAF squadrons’ Spitfires in 1944, around the same time as the Luftwaffe started operations with their Me262 jet fighters. However, the Luftwaffe built and flew far more jets than the RAF.

This Meteor was built in 1951 and retired in 1965.

15 comments on “Gloster Meteor WH301
  1. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Very nice shot Ian

  2. andyholmfirth says:

    You haven’t got one in your garage Ian ?

  3. Keartona says:

    I thought this was his garage ;D

  4. Tech Owl says:

    Another nice angle here Ian

  5. Vidler xf799 says:

    Great processing.

  6. Ian D B says:

    If Jeremy Clarkson can have an English Electric Lightning on his front lawn, I can have a Gloster Meteor in me shed.

  7. pasujoba says:

    Lightning out front and Meteor round in backyard . Charabangs would start coming for a loook .

  8. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Ah but Clarkson`s was only a temporary move ( which given the reception it received from his wife isn`t surprising ) – its living back in the Lake District now !

  9. SolarScot. says:

    you cant beat British Made can you?

  10. John "I'm...kind" L says:

    fascinating bit of history – you don’t see this kind of thing very often

    Seen in the group"Warbirds" (?)

  11. mick cooke says:

    great looking planes and great photo

  12. michele ciavarella says:


  13. redrocker_9 says:

    Funny to see small bits of these planes, they look alien,

  14. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Nice aircraft and I like the colour popping on the insignia and roundel. Not jealous.

  15. jr55 (John Richardson) says:

    Nice selective colouring, gives a very period feel to the photo.

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