This time we feature Gloster Meteor T Mk 7.5 by Robert Richardson & Peter Watkins. Features disappearing pilot and wheel chocks when engine is shut down. Special details include the hanging pilot's oxygen mask while on the ground. For easy reading of the instruments just click on the red spoiler light at the top of the panel and the control stick will hide/show. To get into the rear VC just scroll through the views while in VC mode.
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Development of the aircraft began in 1940, although work on the engines had been under way since 1936.
The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF. The Meteor was not a sophisticated aircraft in its aerodynamics, but proved to be a successful combat fighter. Gloster's 1946 civil Meteor F.4 demonstrator G-AIDC was the first civilian-registered jet aircraft in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
Size: 96.2 MB
Authors: Robert Richardson & Peter Watkins
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4
Role: Fighter aircraft
Number built: 3,947
Length: 44 ft 7 in (13.59 m)
Wingspan: 37 ft 2 in (11.32 m)
Height: 13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)
Weight: 10,684 lb (4,846 kg)
Engine: 2 × Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets, 3,600 lbf (16.01 kN) each
Speed: 600 mph (522 knots, 965 km/h, Mach 0.82) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
Range: 600 mi (522 nmi, 965 km)
Service ceiling: 43,000 ft (13,100 m)