Airfix Gloster Meteor F.8 Korea 1:48

A09184

$69.00

  • paypal

The Gloster Meteor F.8 was a greatly improved version of Britain’s first operational jet fighter and arguably the definitive version of this classic aircraft. Seeing extensive service during the Korean War with No.77 Squadron of Royal Australian Air Force, the Meteor would be engaged in combat with the new Soviet produced MiG 15 jet fighter, which proved to be an extremely capable adversary.

The Gloster Meteor maintains a significant position in the history of the Royal Air Force, as it became Britain’s first operational jet aircraft. Not willing to risk this technology falling into the hands of the Germans, initial operations were confined to UK airspace, particularly in combatting the V-1 Doodlebug threat. Indeed, once Meteors were deployed to Europe in the latter stages of WWII, they were still forbidden to engage in combat with the Messerschmitt Me 262, so we will never know how these significant aircraft would have performed against each other.

In operation, the Meteor proved to be a delightful aircraft to fly and enabled pilots to make a relatively easy transition from piston engined aircraft to jet powered flight. Unlike the Messerschmitt Me 262, the Meteor also proved to be almost as reliable as the Spitfires and Tempests it was intended to replace and was even capable of being operated from relatively basic grass airstrips. Continually developed throughout its service life, the Gloster Meteor would remain in RAF service for many years, with a handful of target towing aircraft still operating in the 1980s.

Returns Policy

If you need to return an item, please contact us via email stating your order number and reason for return.

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect item or defective item, etc).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

STANDARD SHIPPING IS FREE ON ORDERS OVER $150

All purchases are shipped within 2-3 business days of order purchase. We provide you with tracking details so you can follow the delivery of your parcel directly to your door. Please allow 4-5 business days for delivery from the date of dispatch.

ORDERS UNDER $150

Orders under $150 will occur an additional flat rate fee for shipping.

EXPRESS POST

Express Post can be arranged at an additional postage cost for any orders. Express Post is calculated based on size, weight and destination of your package. If you need to arrange Express Postage please contact us via email immediately after placing your order to request a quote. (Express Post is also through Australia Post so please check their conditions for delivery times on this service dependent on your area)