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English Electric P1A

   1954
English.Electric.BAC.Folland
Aircraft on photo: English Electric P.1A
 
Data for: English Electric P.1A  
Manufacturer:
English Electric, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1,53 Mach
                 
Length:
Type:
interceptor prototype
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Lightning prototype with twin engines fed  Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  by a single nose inlet, first British aircraft to
Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
  exceed Mach 1 in level flight Climb rate: NA   Number built:
First flight:
1954
Crew: 1    More info/sources:
NA      
             
NA
NA
NA 
2
 
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Engines:               2 × Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojets
    
  
Thrust:    2 x 36 kN (2 x 8.100 lbf                               
                        
Armament: NA
   
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English Electric / BAC Lightning

   1957
 
Aircraft on photo: BAC Lightning F.3
 
Data for: BAC Lightning F.6  
Manufacturer:
English Electric, United Kingdom
Max speed:
2.415 km/h
(1.500 mph) Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 1.370 km
(850 mi)
Span:
Description:
the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft  Ferry range:
2.040 km
(1.270 mi)
Height:
  with vertically stacked, longitudinally
Ceiling: 18.300 m
(60.400 ft)
Max weight:
  staggered engines Climb rate: 254 m/s (50.000 ft/min)
Number built:
First flight: 1957 (English Electric P.1B) Crew: 1   
 
16,8 m 
(55 ft 3 in)
10,6 m
(34 ft 10 in)
5,97 m
(19 ft 7 in)
21.800 kg 
(48.060 lb)
   337 (total)
   
Engines:              2 × Rolls-Royce Avon 301R afterburning turbojets
    
  
Thrust:    2 x 55,74 kN (2 x 12.530 lbf) dry thrust           
                                            
  2 x 71,17 kN (2 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 2 x 30 mm (2 x 1.18 in)
   
  Hardpoints: 2 under fuselage and 2 over wing
   
More info/sources:
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Airwar
Lightning


 

English Electric / BAC Lightning T

   1959
 
Aircraft on photo: BAC Lightning T.5                                                                   Photo source: Flickr by Steve Crane  
Data for: BAC Lightning T.4  
Manufacturer:
English Electric, United Kingdom
Max speed:
2.120 km/h
(1.300 mph) Length:
Type:
interceptor-trainer
Range: 1.120 km
(1.373 mi)
Span:
Description:
Lightning 2-seat side-by-side training version Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1959 Ceiling: 18.300 m
(60.400 ft)
Max weight:
Crew: 2 Climb rate: 254 m/s
(50.000 ft/min)
Number built:
16,84 m 
(55 ft 3 in)
10,56 m
(34 ft 8 in)
5,97 m
(19 ft 7 in)
22.000 kg 
(48.500 lb)
   52 (trainers)
Engines:             2 × Rolls-Royce Avon 301P afterburning turbojets
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:    2 x 60 kN (2 x 13.490 lbf) dry thrust           
                                         
  2 x 72,76 kN (2 x 16.358 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Hardpoints: 2 under fuselage and 2 over wing
   
       
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Folland Fo-139 Midge

   1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Folland Fo.139 Midge                                                                                  Photo source: Airwar.ru  

 
Manufacturer:
Folland Aircraft Limited, United Kingdom
Max speed:
966 km/h
(600 mph) Length:
Type:
light fighter aircraft
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
small swept-wing British subsonic light fighter Ferry range:
1.852 km
(1.150 mi) Height:
  built as concept demonstrator for Folland Gnat 
Ceiling: 12.191 m
(40.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1954 Climb rate: NA   Number built:
Crew: 1       
 
8,76 m 
(28 ft 9 in)
6,30 m
(20 ft 8 in)
2,82 m
(9 ft 3 in)
2.041 kg 
(4.500 lb)
1  
More info /sources:
Engine:               1 × Armstrong Siddeley Viper 101 turbojet
    
  
Thrust:    1 x 7,295 kN (1 x 1.640 lbf                               
                        
Armament: none
   
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Folland Fo.140 Gnat

1955
Folland Fo.140 (G-39-2)  
Aircraft on photo: Folland Fo.140 Gnat                                                                                    Photo source: Airwar.ru  
   
Manufacturer:
Folland Aircraft Limited, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.170 km/h
(727 mph) Length:
Type:
light fighter aircraft prototype
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
improved Midge with larger air intakes for  Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  new and much more powerful engine and  Ceiling: 15.000 m
(49.213 ft)
Max weight:
  with slightly larger wing  Climb rate: 40 m/s (7.874 ft/min)   
Number built:
First flight: 1955
Crew: 1   
 
8,74 m  
(28 ft 8 in)
6,73 m
(22 ft 1 in)
2,46 m
(8 ft 1 in)
NA 

     1 prototype
   
Engine:               1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus turbojet
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:    1 x 17,8 kN (1 x 4.000 lbf)                             
                                             Airwar
Armament: none
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Folland Fo.141 Gnat F.1

1956
Folland Gnat F.1 (Fo-141)  
Aircraft on photo: Folland Fo.141 Gnat F.1  
   
Manufacturer:
Folland Aircraft Limited, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.120 km/h
(695 mph) Length:
Type:
light fighter aircraft
Range: 800 km
(500 mi)
Span:
Description:
Gnat F.1 production version with further  Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  uprated Orpheus engine and provision  Ceiling: 14.630 m
(48.000 ft)
Max weight:
  for cannons just outside of the air intakes Climb rate: 101,6 m/s (20.000 ft/min)   
Number built:
First flight: 1956 (F.1)
Crew: 1   
 
8,74 m  
(28 ft 8 in)
6,73 m
(22 ft 1 in)
2,46 m
(8 ft 1 in)
4.100 kg 
(9.040 lb)
239  (F.1)  
More info /sources:
Engine:               1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus 701-01 turbojet
    
  
Thrust:    1 x 20,9 kN (1 x 4.705 lbf)    
                                            
Armament: Guns: 2 x 30 mm (2 x 1.18 in)    
  Bombs: 2 x 227 kg (2 x 500 lb) or
   
  Rockets: 18 x 76 mm (18 x 3 in)
   
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Thunder & Lightning
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Folland Fo.141 Gnat T.1 prototype

1959
Folland Gnat T.1 XM691  
Aircraft on photo: Folland Fo.144 Gnat T.1 prototype  
   
Manufacturer:
Folland Aircraft Limited, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.000 km/h
(620 mph)    
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer prototype
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Gnat trainer version prototype with larger Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  tail and larger wing with integral fuel tanks Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
First flight: 1959 Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2
      
 
8,76 m  
(28 ft 9 in)
7,32 m
(24 ft 0 in)
2,93 m
(9 ft 8 in)
NA 

  5  (T.1  short nose)
   
Engine:               1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus 4-100 turbojet    
    
More info/sources:  
Thrust:    1 x 18,8 kN (1 x 4.230 lbf)
                                          Flugzeug Info
Armament: Guns: none   Airvectors
  Hardpoints: 2
   
Wikipedia
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Folland Fo.141 Gnat T.1

1960
Folland Gnat T-1  
Aircraft on photo: Folland Fo.144 Gnat T.1                                                   Photo source: Flickr by Jonathan Warner  
   
Manufacturer:
Folland Aircraft Limited, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.024 km/h
(636 mph)    
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer
Range: 806 km
(501 mi)
Span:
Description:
Gnat trainer version featuring also a longer Ferry range:
1.852 km
(1.150 mi)
Height:
  nose besides larger tail and wings versus  Ceiling: 14.630 m
(48.000 ft)
Max weight:
  fighter version Climb rate: NA
Number built:
First flight: 1960 (T.1 long nose)
Crew: 2   
 
9,68 m  
(31 ft 9 in)
7,32 m
(24 ft 0 in)
2,93 m
(9 ft 8 in)
3.915 kg
(8.630 lb)
105  (T.1) 
   
Engine:               1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus 101 turbojet    
    
More info/sources:  
Thrust:    1 x 20,1 kN (1 x 4.520 lbf)
                                             Flugzeug Info
Armament: Guns: none   Airvectors
  Hardpoints: 2
   
Wikipedia
Thunder & Lightning
Military Airshows
 

 

 

Gloster Trent-Meteor

   1945
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Trent-Meteor
 
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
NA

Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
world's first turboprop-powered aircraft built Ferry range:
NA
  Height:
  as a testbed for turboprop power development  Ceiling: 12.191 m
(40.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1945 Climb rate: NA   Number built:
Crew: 1       
 
12,57 m 
(41 ft 3 in)
13,12 m
(43 ft 1 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
6.260 kg 
(13.800 lb)
1  
More info /sources:
Engine:                2 x Rolls-Royce R.B.50 Trent turboprops
    
  
Power/thrust:   2 x 260 kW (2 x 350 KS) and 2 x 6,23 kN (2 x 1.400 lbf) residual thrust 
                        
Armament: none
   
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Gloster Meteor T.7

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor T.7
 
Data for: Gloster Meteor T.7  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
941 km/h
(585 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor F.4 two-seat trainer variant Ferry range:
1.540 km
(957 mi) Height:
First flight: 1948 Ceiling: 13.715 m
(45.000 ft)
Max weight:
Crew: 2 Climb rate: 38,6 m/s
(7.600 ft/min)
Number built:
13,26 m 
(43 ft 6 in)
11,32 m
(37 ft 2 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
7.983 kg 
(18.000 lb)
654  (T.7)  
Engines:            
2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
                  
More info/sources: 
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                                                      
Armament: none
   
History of War
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Gloster Meteor F.8

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor F.8  
Data for: Gloster Meteor F.8  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
965 km/h
(600 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter
Range: 965 km
(600 mi)
Span:
Description:
greatly improved F.4 with longer fuselage, Ferry range:
1.580 km
(982 mi)
Height:
  greater fuel capacity, standard ejection seat Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
  and modified tail (derived from the E.1/44) Climb rate: 35,6 m/s (7.000 ft/min)
Number built:
First flight: 1948 Crew: 1   
 
13,59 m 
(44 ft 7 in)
11,32 m
(37 ft 2 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
8.664 kg 
(19.100 lb)
  3.947 (total Meteor)
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
  
  
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
  Rockets: 8-16    
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)
   
More info/sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar
Aviastar
Hystory of War

 

 

Gloster Reheat-Derwent Meteor

1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Reheat-Derwent Meteor                                    Photo source: Thehangar.tv by Barry Jones  
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
NA     
      
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor F.4 with Derwent reheat engines  Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1949 Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
Crew: 1 Climb rate: NA
Number built:
12,5 m 
(41 ft 0 in)
NA

3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
NA 

3
Engines:                 2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 turbojets with reheat and variable area jet-nozzles
    
  
Thrust:   NA
                        
Armament: NA
   
More info/sources:
Flight Global
Flight Global

 

 

Gloster Meteor F.8 Soar turbojets

   1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor F.8 Soar turbojets                                  Photo source: Thehangar.tv by Barry Jones
 

 
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
NA
       
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
the first four engined jet aircraft with  Ferry range:
NA
  Height:
  Rolls-Royce Soar engines at wingtips  Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
First flight: 1953 Climb rate: NA   Number built:
Crew: 1                
  
 
13,59 m 
(44 ft 7 in)
12 m
(39 ft 4 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
NA 

1  
More info /sources:
Engines:                2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
  
  2 x Rolls-Royce Soar disposable turbojets (with 10 h lifetime)
   
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) Derwent
                        
  2 x 8,05 kN (2 x 1.810 lbf) Soar    
Armament: NA
   
Aviastar
Flight Global
Wikipedia
Meteor Flight
Airvectors

 

 

Gloster Meteor F.8 Prone Pilot

   1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor F.8 Prone Pilot                                                            Photo source: RCgroups.com  
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
965 km/h
(600 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 965 km
(600 mi)
Span:
Description:
much modified Meteor F8 used to evaluate
Ferry range:
NA
  Height:
  effects of G-forces while flying in a prone Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Loaded weight:
  position Climb rate: 35,6 m/s
(7.000 ft/min)    
Number built:
First flight: 1954 Crew: 2   
 
15,9 m 
(52 ft 5 in)
11,32 m
(37 ft 2 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
7.121 kg 
(15.700 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                        
Armament: none
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
  RAF Museum
Aviastar
  Airwar

 

 

Gloster Jet Deflection Meteor

1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Jet Deflection Meteor                                        Photo source: Thehangar.tv by Barry Jones  
(also called Westland / N.G.T.E. Meteor)
 
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
NA
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Min speed: 130 km/h
(81 mph)   
Span:
Description:
Meteor with Nene engines with thrust deflectors  Range:
NA

Height:
  on the bottom of the engine nacelles, intended  Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
  to lower takeoff and landing speed Climb rate: NA  
Number built:
First flight: 1954 Crew: 1   
 
13,59 m 
(44 ft 7 in)
NA

3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
NA 

1  
   
Engines:              2 × modified Rolls-Royce Nene 101 turbojets with deflection system
    
  
Thrust:   total thrust almost equal to the weight of the plane
                        
Armament: NA
   
More info /  sources:
Flight Global
  Flight Global
Flight Global
  Airvectors

 

 

Gloster Meteor F.8 Screamer testbed

1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor F.8 Screamer testbed                            Photo source: Thehangar.tv by Barry Jones  
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
  NA      

Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range:   NA
 
Span:
Description:
Meteor mixed propulsion version combining turbojets Ferry range:
  NA

Height:
  and liquid-oxygene rocket engine to intercept Ceiling:   NA

Max weight:
  high-altitude bombers, project was canceled in 1956 Climb rate:   NA  
Number built:
Completed: 1955 Crew:   1   
 
13,59 m   
(44 ft 7 in)
11,32 m
(37 ft 2 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
NA 

1  
More info /sources:
Engines:               2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
  
  1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Screamer rocket engine
   
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) turbojets
                        
  1 x 35,59 kN (1 x 8.000 lbf) rocket engine    
Armament: NA
   
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Wikipedia

 

 

Gloster Meteor U.15

   1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor U.15  
Data for: Gloster Meteor U.15  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
941 km/h
(585 mph) Length:
Type:
unmanned target drone
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
unmanned target drone created from Meteor F.4 Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  used to develop ground & air launched guided Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.025 ft)
Max weight:
  missiles, which needed expendable targets Climb rate: NA  
Number built:
First flight: 1955 Crew: 0 / 1   
 
12,50 m 
(41 ft 0 in)
NA

3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
7.840 kg 
(17.285 lb)
92 (U.15)
 
   
Engines:              2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                        
Armament: NA
   
More info   /   sources:
History of War
  Airvectors
Meteor Flight
  Airwar

 

 

Gloster Meteor U.16 / U.21

   1956
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Meteor U.16  
Data for: Gloster Meteor U.16  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
962 km/h
(600 mph)
Length:
Type:
unmanned target drone
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
unmanned target drone created from Meteor F.8  Ferry range:
1.540 km
(957 mi) Height:
  with modified extended nose and slenderer Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
  camera pods Climb rate: NA
  Number built:
First flight: 1956 Crew: 0    More 
info/sources:
13,60 m 
(44 ft 7 in)
11,33 m
(37 ft 2 in)
3,96 m
(13 ft 0 in)
8.664 kg 
(19.100 lb)
250 (U.16);   23 (U.21)
Airwar  
Engines:              2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 17,48 kN (2 x 3.930 lbf)  
                        
Armament: NA
   
Airvectors
History of War
Meteor Flight

 

 

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 / NF.13

   1950
 
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
871 km/h
(541 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter
Combat range: 670 km
(415 mi)
Span:
Description:
based on Meteor T.7 but with F.3 longer wings Ferry range:
1.530 km
(950 mi) Height:
  and F.8 fuselage and tail, it had extended nose Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
  with new radar & cannons moved into wings, 
Climb rate: NA
  Number built:
  outboard of engines First flight: 1950   
Crew:
14,78 m 
(48 ft 6 in)
13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.980 kg 
(22.000 lb)
334 (NF.11);  40 (NF.13)
2  
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
More info   /   sources:
Wikipedia
  Airwar
History of War
  Airwar

 

 

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.12

   1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.12                                                 Photo source: Flickr, by Aeroreg
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.12  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
871 km/h  
(541 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter
Range: 670 km
(415 mi)
Span:
Description:
longer nose version of the NF.11 with American Ferry range:
1.530 km
(950 mi)
Height:
  radar and slightly larger fin Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Take off weight:
First flight: 1953 Climb rate: NA   Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
15,20 m 
(49 ft 10 in)
13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
8.976 kg 
(19.790 lb)
100  (NF.12)  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.9 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 16,7 kN (2 x 3.858 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
More info / sources:
Airwar
  History of War
Wikipedia
  Airvectors

 

 

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14

   1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14  
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
930 km/h
(578 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter
Range: 720 km
(447 mi)
Span:
Description:
NF.11 with longer nose and new two-piece Ferry range:
1.530 km
(950 mi)
Height:
  blown canopy instead of heavy-framed one Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.025 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1953 Climb rate: 29,5 m/s (5.800 ft/min)
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
15,50 m 
(50 ft 10 in)
13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.625 kg 
(21.220 lb)
101 (NF.14)   
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
More info / sources:
Airwar
  History of War
Wikipedia
  RAF Museum

 

 

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 790

1952
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 790  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 790                 Photo source: Flickr by David Atkinson  
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 790  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
870 km/h
(540 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.11 modification with BAS TSR.2
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  nosecone used for radar trials Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1952 (WD790)
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA

13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.980 kg   
(22.000 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)  
                                                   NEAM
Armament: NA
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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 686

1952
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 686  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 686
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 (mod) WD 686  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
870 km/h
(540 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.11 modification used by Telecommu-
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  nications Research Establishment Defford Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1952 (WD686)
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA

13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.980 kg   
(22.000 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)  
                                                   Airwar
Armament: NA
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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11-1 CEV

1953
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-1 (CEV)  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-1 (CEV)
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-1 (CEV)  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
960 km/h
(600 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.11 modification used extensively by
Ferry range:
1.480 km
(920 mi)
Height:
  the French Centre d'essais en vol (CEV) Ceiling: 12.192 m
(40.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1953 (NF.11-1)
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA

13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.088 kg   
(20.035 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                                                        L'Aviation Française
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)   Meteor Flight

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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11-3 (CEV)

1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11-3 SFECMAS ramjets                   Photo source: Flight, May 1955
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11-3 with SFECMAS ramjets  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
NA
                  
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 670 km
(415 mi)
Span:
Description:
converted by French SFECMAS by adding
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  two ramjet units to the Derwent 8s Ceiling: 12.192 m
(40.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1954 (NF.11-3 with ramjets)
Climb rate: NA   
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
14,78 m 
(48 ft 6 in)
13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.088 kg 
(20.035 lb)

   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
  
  2 x SFECMAS S.600 (S.N.C.A.N. ARS.600) ramjets    
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) turbojets
                        
  2 x 4,89 kN (2 x 1.100 lbf) ramjets
   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)    
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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11-5 (CEV)

1953
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-5 (CEV)  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-5 (CEV)
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11-5 (CEV)  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
960 km/h
(600 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.11 modification used extensively by
Ferry range:
1.480 km
(920 mi)
Height:
  the French Centre d'essais en vol (CEV) Ceiling: 12.192 m
(40.000 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1953 (NF.11-5)
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA

13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.088 kg   
(20.035 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
 
Thrust:   2 x 15,6 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf)  
                                                         
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)    
More info/sources:
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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 RAAF Fireflash Trials

1953
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 RAAF Fireflash Trials  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 RAAF Fireflash Trials                        Photo source: ADF Gallery  
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11 RAAF Fireflash Trials  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
870 km/h
(540 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.11 modification used for for Fireflash
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  missile trials by Australian air force in Woomera Ceiling: 13.100 m
(43.000 ft)
Max weight:
  air base Climb rate: NA
Number built:
First flight: 1953 (WM374)
Crew: 2   
 
NA

NA

4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.980 kg   
(22.000 lb)
3  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent RD.8 turbojets
    
More info/sources: 
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)  
                                                  Airwar
Armament: Missiles: Fireflash air-to-air missiles
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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-14-747 (CEV)

1955
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-14-747 (CEV)  
Aircraft on photo: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-14-747 (CEV)
 
Data for: Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-14-747 (CEV)  
Manufacturer:
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, United Kingdom
Max speed:
930 km/h
(578 mph)   
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 720 km
(447 mi)
Span:
Description:
Meteor NF.14 modification used extensively by
Ferry range:
1.530 km
(950 mi)
Height:
  the French Centre d'essais en vol (CEV) Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.025 ft)
Max weight:
First flight: 1955
Climb rate: 29,5 m/s
(5.800 ft/min)
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA

13,11 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
9.625 kg   
(21.220 lb)
1  
   
Engines:             2 x Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
    
More info/sources:
Thrust:   2 x 16,5 kN (2 x 3.704 lbf)                                                          L'Aviation Française
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)   Airwar

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Gloster G.42 (E.1/44) Ace

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster G.42 (E.1/44) Ace                 
 
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
998 km/h
(620 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter aircraft
Range: 660 km
(410 mi)
Span:
Description:
all-metal single-seat fighter designed during Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  WW II bur finalized after the war Ceiling: 13.400 m
(44.000 ft)
Loaded weight:
First flight: 1948 Climb rate: 16,5 m/s (3.200 ft/min)
Number built:
Crew: 1       
 
11,59 m 
(38 ft 0 in)
10,98 m
(36 ft 0 in)
3,56 m
(11 ft 8 in)
5.214 kg 
(11.470 lb)
   3   (total)
   
Engine:               1 x Rolls-Royce Nene II centrifugal flow turbojet
    
  
Thrust:   1 x 22,3 kN (1 x 5.000 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb) or
   
  Rockets: 8    
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Gloster G.42 (E.1/44) TX148

   1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster G.42 (E.1/44) TX148                                                                 Photo source: Avia Deja Vu
 
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
998 km/h
(620 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter aircraft
Range: 660 km
(410 mi)
Span:
Description:
E.1/44 with modified tail to improve handling Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  which was then used also for Meteor F.8 Ceiling: 13.400 m
(44.000 ft)
Loaded weight:
First flight: 1949 Climb rate: 16,5 m/s (3.200 ft/min)
Number built:
Crew: 1       
 
11,59 m 
(38 ft 0 in)
10,98 m
(36 ft 0 in)
3,56 m
(11 ft 8 in)
5.214 kg 
(11.470 lb)
1 (TX148)   
   
Engine:               1 x Rolls-Royce Nene II centrifugal flow turbojet
    
  
Thrust:   1 x 22,3 kN (1 x 5.000 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb) or
   
  Rockets: 8    
More info/sources:
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Gloster CXP-1001 (mock up)

   1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster CXP-1001
 
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
965 km/h 
(600 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 660 km
(410 mi)
Span:
Description:
single-seater designed around the existing Ferry range:
1.600 km

Height:
  Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet developed for Taiwan Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.025 ft)
Max weight:
Canceled: 1949 Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew: 1       
 
12,75 m 
(41 ft 10 in)
11,58 m
(38 ft 0 in)
4,51 m
(14 ft 2 in)
8.415 kg 
(18.550 lb)
1 mock up  
More info/ sources:
Engine:               1 x Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet
    
  
Thrust:   1 x 22,5 kN (1 x 5.000 lbf)  
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)
   
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Gloster GA.5

1951
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster GA.5 WD804 (first prototype)                                                 Photo source: bt.internet.com  
Data for: Gloster GA.5 WD804 (first prototype)  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
  Mach 1 
    
Length:
Type:
fighter prototype
Range:   NA

Span:
Description:
Javelin prototype with shorter nose, pure delta  Ferry range:
  NA
Height:
  wing (first 3 aircraft) and closed navigator rear
Ceiling:   NA
Max weight:
  canopy (first 4 aircraft) Climb rate:   NA
Number built:
First flight: 1951 Crew:   2   
 
16,7 m     
(54 ft 10 in)
15,5 m
(50 ft 10 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
NA 

5    
More info /sources:
Engines:                2 × Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 33,36 kN (2 x 7.500 lbf)
               Source:
Armament: none
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Gloster GA.5 "round radome"

1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster GA.5 WT827 "round radome"                                     Photo source: hydroponicsonline.com  
   
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
  Mach 0,95
(est)    
Length:
Type:
fighter prototype
Range:   NA

Span:
Description:
third Javelin prototype with round radome (that
Ferry range:
  NA
Height:
  was later changed to the sharp point radome) Ceiling:   NA
Max weight:
First flight: 1953 Climb rate:   NA
Number built:
Crew: 2       
 
NA     

15,5 m
(50 ft 10 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
NA 

1    
More info /sources:
Engines:              2 × Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Sa.6 turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 36,92 kN (2 x 8.300 lbf)
                
Armament: Guns: 4 x 30 mm (4 x 1.18 in)
 
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Gloster Javelin

   1956
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Javelin FAW.9                                                                                   Photo source: Internet
 
Data for: Gloster Javelin FAW.9  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.140 km/h
(710 mph)
Length:
Type:
all-weather fighter / interceptor
Range: 1.530 km (950 mi) Span:
Description:
T-tailed cranked delta-wing aircraft designed
Ferry range:
NA
  Height:
  for night and all-weather operations and the  Ceiling: 15.865 m
(52.800 ft)
Max weight:
  last aircraft under Gloster name Climb rate: 27,45 m
(5.400 f/min) Number built:
First flight: 1951 (GA.5); 1956 (FAW.1)
Crew: 2    More 
info/sources:
17,15 m 
(56 ft 9 in)
15,85 m
(52 ft 0 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
19.580 kg 
(43.165 lb)
   436 (total)
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Engines:             2 × Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 7R turbojets
    
  
Thrust:   2 x 54 kN (2 x 12.300 lbf) with reheat
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 30 mm (4 x 1.18 in)
   
  Missiles: 4 x air-to-air
   
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Gloster Javelin T

   1956
 
Aircraft on photo: Gloster Javelin T.3  
Data for: Gloster Javelin T.3  
Manufacturer:
Gloster Aircraft Company, United Kingdom
Max speed:
1.115 km/h
(695 mph)   
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer
Range: NA   Span:
Description:
Javelin training version Ferry range:
NA
  Height:
First flight: 1956 Ceiling: 14.020 m
(46.000 ft)
Max weight:
Crew: 2 Climb rate: NA
  Number built:
18,26 m 
(59 ft 11 in)
15,85 m
(52 ft 0 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
19.050 kg 
(42.000 lb)
   23 (trainers)
Engines:            2 × Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 6 turbojets
                                                 
More info/sources:
Thrust:   2 x 35,6 kN (2 x 8.000 lbf)
                        
Armament: Guns: 4 x 30 mm (4 x 1.18 in)
   
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