The only RAF jet to see service in World War II, the Gloster Meteor remained in service for several years as an interceptor, ground attack airplane, night fighter, and trainer. The Meteor's simple construction also made it an ideal test plane for engines, ejector seats, and other developing technologies. This comprehensive history follows the long-serving Meteor from World War II to the present, providing both period photographs and modern shots of Meteors that are still operative.
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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.