Airfix - 1/48 Gloster Meteor FR.9
Scheme 1: WL263 208 Squadron Malta 1957
Scheme 2: WB116/G RAF 2 squadron 1956
As the armed reconnaissance version of Britain s first operational jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor FR.9 was based on the F.8 fighter version of the aircraft and replaced Spitfires and Mosquitos in this role. The extended nose housed a Williamson F.24 camera, which could be positioned to fire either forward, port of starboard facing. Its range was extended significantly by the addition of external wing and ventral fuel tanks.