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Sea Meteor?
17 Apr 2009 02:00 PM
21 posts
I've just been doing some research on a few Fleet Air Arm aircraft and have come across references to a "Sea Meteor".

Does anyone know anything about this? I can't seem to find any 1/72nd kits of it.

Guess it was just used as a trial or something?

01 May 2009 02:49 PM
3 posts
Well I can't seem to find much info about it. Pretty sure it never made it into production otherwise there would be a lot more info on it.
06 May 2009 10:10 AM
5 posts

Here's a nice pic of one:

From the web:

"Following deck handling trials with a Meteor prototype in 1945, two Meteor IIIs were fitted with an arresting hook and reinforced landing gear, and used for carrier trials in 1948. The two aircraft performed takeoffs and landings from the HMS Illustrious and HMS Implacable. The Royal Navy was impressed by the navalized Meteor, but decided to obtain the Supermarine Attacker instead."

Would be cool to see one done up in two tone gray of the FAA?

08 May 2009 09:06 PM
27 posts

Very cool indeed!


14 May 2009 09:07 AM
31 posts

Looks like Fred bet me to it...



How cool is that?

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