By Peter Caygill
The Meteor is remembered because the first British jet fighter to go into squadron provider and the one jet powered Allied fighter to work out motion in WW II. next improvement was once restricted because of its particularly traditional airframe even though it did carry the realm air velocity checklist for some time. The Meteor used to be immensely robust and plenty of pilots owe their lives to its rugged building. for an entire iteration of pilots the plane (the Meatbox because it used to be affectionately identified) supplied the perfect advent to jet-powered flight. It did endure a excessive coincidence price yet a number of the losses have been as a result of lack of awareness of the stresses of excessive pace flight at low point and a faulty education application.
More than sixty years after its first flight the Meteor lives on because it remains to be utilized by Martin Baker to check ejection seats, testimony to the elemental soundness of the layout. This publication seems to be into the aircraft’s layout historical past, improvement via many various editions and comprises many firsthand bills of flying the airplane in peace and battle.
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Meteor from the Cockpit: Britain’s First Jet Fighter by Peter Caygill