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  • Level 3 Model Kit Gloster Meteor F 8 Aircraft with 2 Scheme Options 1/72 Plastic Model Kit Airfix A09182A

Level 3 Model Kit Gloster Meteor F.8 Aircraft with 2 Scheme Options 1/48 Plastic Model Kit by Airfix

$62.99 $54.99
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A09182A
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Product Description

  • Brand new plastic model kit of Gloster Meteor F.8 Aircraft with 2 Scheme Options (Level 3) 1/48 plastic model kit by Airfix.
  • Brand new box.
  • Vintage style packaging.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Contains 165 detailed parts.
  • Does NOT include display stand.
  • Paint and cement required (not included).
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Parts molded in Light Gray, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Includes decals to design the plane in 2 different schemes.
  • Dimensions approximately L-11.125, W-9.25 inches assembled.

HISTORY ASPECTS:
The Gloster Meteor F.8, operated by the Evergreen Display Team at the College of Air Warfare in the Royal Air Force, served as a pioneering jet fighter aircraft during the early 1960s. Originally introduced during World War II, the Meteor F.8 underwent significant upgrades to its design, including the addition of more powerful engines and improved weaponry, making it a formidable presence in the skies. As part of the Evergreen Display Team, the Meteor F.8 showcased the RAF's commitment to excellence in aerial displays, thrilling audiences with its agility and speed.
While the Gloster Meteor F.8 did not see direct combat during its service with the Evergreen Display Team, it played a crucial role in training RAF pilots and fostering a culture of excellence within the military aviation community. During this period, the world was in the midst of the Cold War, and the RAF maintained a state of readiness to defend against potential threats. The Meteor F.8 contributed to this readiness by providing pilots with essential training in jet fighter tactics, ensuring that they were prepared to defend the skies in the event of conflict.
Now, aviation enthusiasts and collectors can own a piece of history with a 1:48 scale model kit. Expertly crafted with attention to detail, this replica captures the essence of the iconic jet fighter aircraft flown by the Evergreen Display Team. Perfect for display or as a collector's item, this model kit pays homage to the legacy of the Gloster Meteor F.8 and its role in shaping the history of military aviation.