Inspired by Airfix’s pending 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8, CHRIS CLIFFORD delves into the Key Publishing archive for useful period images of the type.


Above: Known as the ‘Reaper’ by its manufacturer, Gloster’s ground-attack Meteor F.8 demonstrator is seen en route to a Society of British Aircraft Constructors’ show at Farnborough. The scheme is medium blue and ivory. CHARLES BROWN/KEY COLLECTION

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