Tag Archives: Gloster Meteor

New Review for Air Combat 1945

Just received a great review from John Patterson of Oklahoma, City.  John has bought several of my books and had some kind words for Air Combat 1945 – ‘I recently received the copy of Air Combat 1945 and must say that I have been fascinated with it. I cannot imagine how you have been able […]

Air Combat 1945. New book available in September!

Air Combat 1945 features over 300 black & white and colour photographs with detailed captions chronicling the last eight months of aerial combat in World War II.  It includes all the major combatants: Britain, Canada, USA, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Japan.  A must for World War II buffs, scholars, historians and modellers.  Published by Stackpole […]

Who Killed the First Jet Fighter?

Many consider the Messerschmitt Me 262 to be the world’s first jet fighter.  Two years before the Me 262 took to the air there was another jet fighter that was in fact the first – it was the Heinkel He 280.  ’Who Killed the First Jet Fighter’ is a two part series now showing at Aerocinema.com. […]

Meteor I Vs. V1 Flying Bomb

Rushed into action on 22 July 1944 to help counter the V1 threat, Britain’s Gloster Meteor I was the first jet fighter to enter RAF service. At low and medium altitudes the Meteor was faster than its piston-engined contemporaries, which in turn made it perfectly suited to ‘anti-Diver’ V1 operations. On 4 August the Meteor […]

Hawker Hunter Video

Spanning five decades, it is the longest serving jet fighter that Britain has ever had. From Argentina to Sweden, numerous countries lined up to buy them. A plane that proved itself able to stand-up to and compete with the faster and newer designs. The Hawker Hurricane, it seemed almost got better with age. Relive the […]

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