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Special Hobby SH72361

SH72361
  • SH72361
  • SH72361
Description:
Gloster Meteor F.4 "World Speed Record" The very first British jet engine-powered fighter to see operational service was the Gloster Meteor. Following the wartime Meteor Mk.Is and Mk.IIIs, the production line gave also the post war Mk.4 version with much better performance. On 7 November 1945, two Meteor Mk.3s rebuilt to a Mk.4 standard were used to attempt the World Speed Record. The RAF High Speed Flight Meteors serialled EE454 and EE455 were flown by RAF's Group Captain Hugh Joseph Wilson, CBE, AFC and Two Bars and Gloster Chief Test Pilot Eric Stanley Greenwood. Wilson, flying the camouflaged EE454 was few more miles faster that Greenwood in (almost) all-yellow EE455, having raised the record to 975.68 kmh. Less than a year later, Gp Capt E M (Te
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Manufacturer:
Special Hobby
Code Number:
SH72361
Scale:
1:72
Item type:
Aircraft kits (injection)
Price:
£16.99
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Quantity In Stock:
In Stock 4
Availability:
This will usually be dispatched within 24/48 hours of receiving your order
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Department:
Catalogue




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