Gloster Meteor

Gloster Meteor

by Barry Jones

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ISBN-13: 9781861261625
Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Series: Aviation Crowood Ser.
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.95(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.80(d)

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Shrike58 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
While I can't speak to the current Midland Press book on the Meteor as an alternative, if you luck out like I did and stumble on an inexpensive copy of this book it's worth your while to acquire. Before dealing with the Meteor in particular, Jones begins with a history of the Gloster company and then gives you a brief overview of Frank Whittle's experiments with turbojet engines. From there it's on to a subtype-by-subtype analysis of the Meteor, with close detail being provided of the operational assignments of the machine. Much attention is also given to the Meteor's use as a test-bed aircraft. Giving the book a personal flavor is the author's ability to come up with interesting personal anecdotes regarding the RAF of the period covered.