Titles: Gloster Meteor No’s 1 to 3

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ first operational jet. It first flew in 1943 and commenced operations in 1944 with 616 Squadron of the RAF. It was not an aerodynamically advanced aircraft, and suffered problems with transonic stability typical of such early jets. Nevertheless it was an effective jet fighter that served the RAF and other air forces for decades.

The aircraft served an integral role in the development of the ejection seat and two Meteors, WL419 and WA638, remained in service with the Martin-Baker company for many years after retirement from RAF service as ejection seat test-beds. Production of the Meteor continued until 1954 with almost 3,900 made, mainly the F 8 variant.

We offer three titles for the Gloster Meteor, covering flight manuals (called pilot’s notes) for most models of the Meteor in RAF service, plus two manufacturer’s publications. Each title is US$9.95. Each file has been scanned from the original flight manuals and retains any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Meteor III, AP 2210C-PN, dated August 1946, with approx. 35 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Meteor 4, AP 2210D-PN  4th Edition dated September 1952, with approx. 57 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the  Meteor Mk.7, AP 2210G-PN 4th Edition dated December 1957, with approx. 90 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the  Meteor F.8 & FR.9, AP 2210H & J-PN 3rd Edition dated August 1956, with approx. 90 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the  Meteor PR.10, AP 2210K-PN 2nd Edition dated December 1953, with approx. 60 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the Meteor NF Night Fighters, undated with approx. 32 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the  Meteor NF Mk’s 11 to 14 and TT.20, AP 2210L,M,N,P & V-PN 2nd Edition dated April 1958, with approx. 113 pages..
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the  Meteor U.Mk.16, AP 2210R-PN 1st Edition dated March 1961, with approx. 101 pages.
  • Manufacturers Pilots Handling and Instructional Notes, (Volume V), for the Meteor IV, undated with approx. 101 pages.