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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 08:10 AM
just for fun i looked up the top speeds of the me262 525 mph, P80 550 mph and the gloster meteor 606 mph....the brit jet seems WAY faster than the 262.in Janes fighting aircraft of ww2

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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 08:10 AM
just for fun i looked up the top speeds of the me262 525 mph, P80 550 mph and the gloster meteor 606 mph....the brit jet seems WAY faster than the 262.in Janes fighting aircraft of ww2

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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 10:20 AM
My guess is that you looked up the late model of Meteor. Look up Mk 1 and III. The two versions that served in the war. They were no faster then prop fighters. Mk I's top speed was 415MKh and they were restricted from doing any acrobatics. The Mk 4 that your talking about first flew in 12/4/1946. Lets re-cap here. Me-262 and Meteor had two engines, and were slower then the P-80 with 1 engine. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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RedDeth wrote:
- just for fun i looked up the top speeds of the me262
- 525 mph, P80 550 mph and the gloster meteor 606
- mph....the brit jet seems WAY faster than the
- 262.in Janes fighting aircraft of ww2
-
-
- www.fighterjocks.net (http://www.fighterjocks.net) home of the 11 time Champions
- Team AFJ. 6 Years Flying. Semper Invictus!
- <img src
- ="http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_120_106550
- 9047.jpg">
-



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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 11:14 AM
I found this on a site, it seems fairly consistent with what I have seen.


P-80A

558 mph @ sea level
542 mph @ 15,000 ft
512 mph @ 33,000 ft
495 mph @ 40,000 ft



Me262A-1

514 mph @ sea level
532 mph @15,000 ft
510 mph @33,000 ft
beyond ceiling @40,000 ft

Another source says:

519 @ sea level
542 @ 19,686 ft



The early Meteor, the MkI (about 20 produced):

420 @ sea level
But I have another source that says 385 @ sea level and 415 @ 10,000 feet.

The later in WWII service, the Mk.III (about 210 produced):

Max speed was around 480 @ sea level.

I'm not claiming these are completely accurate, just what I have found.


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Message Edited on 10/11/0310:18AM by kyrule2

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 01:58 PM
Good post. That matches my numbers also. It was not till the Mk 4 that the Meteor was truly a good jet, but both the Me-262 and P-80 were good "Out of the box" and had very few changes over there military life. The P-80 served till Mid-70's and retained a lot of its original design from 1944. Lockheed got it right the first time.

kyrule2 wrote:
- I found this on a site, it seems fairly consistent
- with what I have seen.
-
-
- P-80A
-
- 558 mph @ sea level
- 542 mph @ 15,000 ft
- 512 mph @ 33,000 ft
- 495 mph @ 40,000 ft
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-
-
- Me262A-1
-
- 514 mph @ sea level
- 532 mph @15,000 ft
- 510 mph @33,000 ft
- beyond ceiling @40,000 ft
-
- Another source says:
-
- 519 @ sea level
- 542 @ 19,686 ft
-
-
-
- The early Meteor, the MkI (about 20 produced):
-
- 420 @ sea level
- But I have another source that says 385 @ sea level
- and 415 @ 10,000 feet.
-
- The later in WWII service, the Mk.III (about 210
- produced):
-
- Max speed was around 480 @ sea level.
-
- I'm not claiming these are completely accurate, just
- what I have found.
-
-
-
- <center>
- http://www.brooksart.com/Icewarriors.jpg
-
- "Ice Warriors", by Nicolas Trudgian.
-
- Message Edited on 10/11/03 10:18AM by kyrule2



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