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The Gloster Meteor was a late-era biplane aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in the early years of World War II. It generally carried only two machine guns, but could also be fitted with rockets and small bombs. It was the last canvas-covered combat aircraft produced by British factories.

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  • Maximum Speed (cruise, combat): 210 mph (338 kph); 253 mph (407 kph)
  • Maximum Range (combat, nonstop): miles ( km); miles ( km)
  • Dimensions (length, height, wingspan): 27 ft 5 in (8.36 m); 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m); 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
  • Weight (empty, loaded): 3,217 lb (1,462 kg); 4,594 lb (2,088 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Mercury IX 830-hp radial engine
  • Service Ceiling: 32,800 ft (10,000 m)
  • Crew: 1

Armament Edit

  • 4 x Vickers .303-caliber machine guns
  • 6 x 45mm high-explosive rockets
  • 2 x 120-lbs high-explosive freefall bombs

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