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Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor
Owner/operator:Gloster Aircraft Ltd
Registration: DG204/G
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
The final engine used on the Gloster Meteor was the MetroVick F.2, built by Metropolitan-Vickers to a design from the Royal Aircraft Establishment. While the W.2 and H.1 both used centrifugal compressors, which were simple but less efficient, the MetroVick F.2 used an axial compressor.

This was more complex but also more efficient and was used by the main German jet engines. Both types are still in use in modern engines. The MetroVick powered Meteor F.Mk.1 DG204/G would be the fifth Meteor prototype to take to the air, on 13 November 1943, but it was destroyed in a crash on 4 January 1945, and would remain the only MetroVick powered Meteor.

The F.2 engine itself went on to be the basis of the Armstrong-Siddleley F2/4 Beryl and then the F.9 Sapphire, which was used to power a number of post-war aircraft, amongst them the Gloster Javelin and the Hawker Hunter
Crashed on test flight.

Sources:

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_gloster_meteor_development.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jul-2009 21:54 VHKDK Added
12-May-2012 17:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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