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Gloster Meteor F. MK. 8
Gloster Meteor, the first jet fighter to enter service in the Royal Danish Air Force.
About this creation


Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (1)

The Gloster Meteor was the natural next choice for my plane collection. And as with my other planes this one also had it`s challenges, like the dihedral and shape of the outer wing panels, the engines and the rounded shape of the front fuselage. All in all pretty complex, and a lot of trial and error went into this build before I was satified. Only very few parts were painted this time, the palette of dark green bricks is quite wide. The model is quite tail heavy so a support is needed to keep it balanced.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (3)

About the Gloster Meteor:

Gloster Meteor was the first jet fighter in the RAF to enter service during WWII. The prototype of the Meteor F.1 flew for the first time in 1943 and excelled in destroying a German V-1 flying bomb.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (4)

Fairly quick, new types with more powerful engines were developed. The Mk.2 version was built in a total number of 280. In 1945 the Meteor Mk. IV with Rolls Royce Dervent V engines broke the speed world record, reaching 975km/h.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (6)

In 1945 Denmark bought twenty Gloster Meteor Mk IV. to serve with the Marines third Airflotilla. After the founding of the Royal Danish Air Force in 1950, these planes were transferred to ESK (SQD) 723. The Meteors served the air force until 1956.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (7)

Along with the MK.IVs, the airforce bought further more 9 Meteor Mk. VII (2-seater). Among other things, these were used for training purposes and served from 1950 to 1962. During this period 7 of these crashed.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (8)

In 1950 the Danish Air Force bought a total of twenty Meteor F. Mk.8. The following year these were delivered to ESK 724 at Airbase Karup. Later they were moved to Airbase Ålborg. Here they operated for 6years. The Meteor F. Mk.8 had a fuselage,70cm longer than the previous Meteors, pressurized cockpit, and an ejection seat.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (9)

When ESK 724 started to use the Hawker Hunter in 1956, some of the remaining Meteor F. MK.8 were designated as target towing aircrafts, while most of them were scrapped in 1957 to 1958.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (10)

In 1951 to 1952 twenty Meteor N.F. Mk. 11 was delivered to the Air Force. The N.F. Mk.11 is a nightfigther version with a longer nose section, containing a radar set. Some of these were converted for taget towing with the designation T.T.Mk. 20. The Meteor ceased its service in august 1962.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (11)

Specifications of the Gloster Meteor F. MK. 8

Wingspan 11,33m
Length 13,59m
Max speed 962 km/h
Service cieling 13411m

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (13)

Engines 2 Rolls Royce Dervent 8
producing 1589kg thrust
Armament 4 20mm British Hispano MkV cannons

Here last, a couple of photos showing ”the inner secrets” of my model.

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (14)

Gloster Meteor F Mk8 (16)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

More informations about the Gloster Meteor:

Wikipedia.

More pictures on my Flickr

Edit 29-8-2017: This creation was blogged by TheLegoCarBlog.




Comments

 I made it 
  September 3, 2017
Quoting Doug Hughes Fantastic build!
Thank you very much Doug!
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  September 1, 2017
Fantastic build!
 I made it 
  August 31, 2017
Quoting jim mcdonough not much to say that hasnt already been said,again another top notch build,at first glance it looks a simple modular build but on vloser inspection its a lot more technical,so many angles amd the wat you show how its done is simply amazing, will be studying the insde technic design for years to come when i get time to start building again. never keen on british planes but you have this one down to perfection esp the wings which must have been a nightmare to do like that shaping of the fuselage is perfect as one would expect from a builder of your stature, great work Henrik its always a pleasure to see your builds on here
Thank you so much Jim! So much praise that it makes me blush, you`re all too kind. I think there are a lot of beautiful British planes worth copying in Lego, especially Navy planes like the Sea Vixen, Sea Venom, and i recently discovered the Supermarine Scimitar just to mention a few. Thanks again Jim, and I hope you soon have the time to build again.
 I like it 
  August 31, 2017
not much to say that hasnt already been said,again another top notch build,at first glance it looks a simple modular build but on vloser inspection its a lot more technical,so many angles amd the wat you show how its done is simply amazing, will be studying the insde technic design for years to come when i get time to start building again. never keen on british planes but you have this one down to perfection esp the wings which must have been a nightmare to do like that shaping of the fuselage is perfect as one would expect from a builder of your stature, great work Henrik its always a pleasure to see your builds on here
 I made it 
  August 29, 2017
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto Wow, you are really a genious of these airplanes. I lived next to one of these for like eight years of my life, and recognized by the first sight. Keep it up the amazing work!
Thank you very much for this delightful comment Alexander! I won`t call myself a genius, but when it comes to designing my LEGO aircrafts, I`m very patient, persistent and maybe my own worst critic. I`m trying something new with my next plane model. It will be from the WWI era!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2017
Wow, you are really a genious of these airplanes. I lived next to one of these for like eight years of my life, and recognized by the first sight. Keep it up the amazing work!
 I made it 
  August 27, 2017
Quoting Petr Chval Perfect in every detail!
Thank you very much Petr!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2017
Perfect in every detail!
 I made it 
  August 24, 2017
Quoting A QIEA QIEA VERY NICE WORK FOR THIS ICON PLANE
Thank you very much my friend!
 I made it 
  August 24, 2017
Quoting C.K. Yee First of all, your well mixing color brick is really attracted my attention. Love the color matching I sure you take great observation about it. If you rebuild another silver color it will be very cool also. Every part of the details is great, another excellent model. My friend, well done again.
Thank you very much for your very nice comment! The Danish Meteors were, to my knowledge, never in silver finish, but of course I could make one with a silver color scheme, but so far I have no plans for a silver version.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2017
VERY NICE WORK FOR THIS ICON PLANE
 I like it 
  August 23, 2017
First of all, your well mixing color brick is really attracted my attention. Love the color matching I sure you take great observation about it. If you rebuild another silver color it will be very cool also. Every part of the details is great, another excellent model. My friend, well done again.
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting Florida Shoooter Saw it on Flickr first. :) Excellent work, as per usual. You picked an excellent subject for this build. Looks great!
Thank you very much F.S. I really appreciate your comments both here and on Flickr. The Meteor is often forgotten in the crowd of better performing jets, but it indeed was a trailblazer, leaving the propeller planes behind in the dust!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting Nick Barrett Feels like a plane I should know more about, and thanks to you I now do. Beautifully built model too.
Thank you Nick, glad to update you on this trailblazer jet!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Great likeness and write-up, Henrik! Really appreciate the views of the innards, as this kind of building is far from my comfort zone.
Thank you very much Jeremy, I`m really glad you enjoyed the "behind the bricks" photos. As you may have noticed brackets and bricks with stud on the sides, are a vital parts in such a model. Allowing you to build in more directions.
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven Again very nice...! I really love how you use all those different and cool colors in such great ways...excellent!!! :-)
Thank you very much Ingmar, I`m really glad you like it!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Excellent work! The profile is spot-on and I love the glimpse into the interior construction. Great airplane and a great model. Congratulations!
Thank you so much Kurt, your comment is very much appreciated!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland amazing!:D
Thank you Adam!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2017
Quoting Sven ;o) Henrik my friend, you did it again. It's truly a beautiful model I really like with all the nice details you added. Fantastic work!
Thank you very much my friend! I´m really glad you like it!
 I like it 
  August 21, 2017
Saw it on Flickr first. :) Excellent work, as per usual. You picked an excellent subject for this build. Looks great!
 I like it 
  August 21, 2017
Feels like a plane I should know more about, and thanks to you I now do. Beautifully built model too.
  August 21, 2017
Great likeness and write-up, Henrik! Really appreciate the views of the innards, as this kind of building is far from my comfort zone.
 I like it 
  August 21, 2017
Again very nice...! I really love how you use all those different and cool colors in such great ways...excellent!!! :-)
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
Excellent work! The profile is spot-on and I love the glimpse into the interior construction. Great airplane and a great model. Congratulations!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
amazing!:D
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
Henrik my friend, you did it again. It's truly a beautiful model I really like with all the nice details you added. Fantastic work!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting Per Bonde Hi Henrik. Well worth the wait. Incredible detailed. Thank you for the back story and the behind-the-scene pictures. Another masterpiece!
Thank you very much Per, I know it`s been a long time since I`ve posted anything new, I haven`t had much time available for the hobby. By the way I have a Creator alternative coming up soon!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting Gabor Pauler Excellent and proportional shaping and great building details, this is one of your best MOCs so far.
Thank you very much Gabor!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting A Taylor Great work. Lots of details and doing a brick built camo scheme isn't easy. Keep it up.
Thank you very much! I decided not to add any stickers for the camo, and I think it works well as it is!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting alex wong It looks brilliant!
Thank you very much Alex!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent work!
Thank you very much Seaman!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Another beautiful aircraft my friend. I do love your landing gear. I also love the way you made the camouflage. It looks very natural. The one thing that's really impressive is how you placed the decals and allowed for the studs. Amazing!
Thank you very much Clayton! It wasn`t that tricky to design the decals with holes for the studs, the hard thing was making the holes, since I didn`t have the proper tool.
 I made it 
  August 20, 2017
Quoting Oliver Becker Flying ace, my friend!
Thank you very much Oliver!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
Hi Henrik. Well worth the wait. Incredible detailed. Thank you for the back story and the behind-the-scene pictures. Another masterpiece!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
Excellent and proportional shaping and great building details, this is one of your best MOCs so far.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2017
Great work. Lots of details and doing a brick built camo scheme isn't easy. Keep it up.
 I like it 
  August 19, 2017
It looks brilliant!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2017
Excellent work!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2017
Another beautiful aircraft my friend. I do love your landing gear. I also love the way you made the camouflage. It looks very natural. The one thing that's really impressive is how you placed the decals and allowed for the studs. Amazing!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2017
Flying ace, my friend!
 
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