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Noz4r2_646
05-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Stumbled across this site and it lists a Meteor pilot with an A2A kill that isn't a V1.

A search of the web tells me that Meteors accounted for 14 V1s. This tallies with the info on this site.

http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/ww2-allied-jet.html

Is this a missprint? Or does anyone have any info on this kill?

Noz4r2_646
05-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Stumbled across this site and it lists a Meteor pilot with an A2A kill that isn't a V1.

A search of the web tells me that Meteors accounted for 14 V1s. This tallies with the info on this site.

http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/ww2-allied-jet.html

Is this a missprint? Or does anyone have any info on this kill?

Daiichidoku
05-17-2007, 06:46 PM
http://www.neam.co.uk/meteor.html

The F3 entered service with 616 Squadron in December 1944. On 17 January 1945, they moved to Colerne in Wiltshire, where all their F1s were replaced.

On 20 January 1945, four Meteors were sent to the Continent, although they were kept behind Allied lines. Apparently they were forbidden to fly over enemy territory for "security reasons".Despite attempts to explain their existence to the troops, by March it was necessary to paint the planes all white to try and stop Allied forces firing at them.

On 17. April 1945 they were finally allowed to enter enemy territory, but only two encounters took place with the Luftwaffe. One was when a single Meteor encountered a Fieseler Storch, which managed to force-land before being destroyed by the Meteor on the ground. The other was a potential encounter with several Focke-Wulf 190s, which was cut short when some Spitfires and Hurricanes appeared on the scene - cut short because the Spitfires and Hurricanes opened fire on the Meteors thinking they were Messerschmitt 262s.

(Hurricanes? musta meant Tempests, lol)

Noz4r2_646
05-18-2007, 05:20 AM
Interesting. Thanks mate.

mynameisroland
05-18-2007, 05:30 AM
I wouldnt fancy being in a Meteor if Spitfire XIVs or Tempest Vs turned up! You'd be pushing it trying to run away!

ImpStarDuece
05-18-2007, 07:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mynameisroland:
I wouldnt fancy being in a Meteor if Spitfire XIVs or Tempest Vs turned up! You'd be pushing it trying to run away! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In a Meteor Mk I you'd actually be slower at several heights http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

In a Mk III though, you'd be anywhere from 75-95 mph faster at sea level, and around 40-55 mph faster at medium altitudes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif