Gloster Meteor III by Tamiya (1/48 scale)
My Meteor represents the first of this type to fly in Australia. Serial was originally EE427 but changed to A77-1 by the RAAF Intended for familiarisation & trials, it survived from June 1946 to February 1947 when it was somewhat ‘bent’ from a heavy landing. A highlight was a flight over Melbourne at 490 mph: an astonishing speed at the time. The RAAF was not to fly Meteors again until some 93 were delivered directly to 77 Squadron in Korea.
The kit build was absolutely trouble free, being Tamiya; my only misgiving being that they haven’t produced a Mk.8 to go with it!
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