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Gloster Meteor F.8 / FR.9
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Hi-Decal has announced a timely new decal sheet that will be available in 1/48 and 1/72 scale:

Gloster Meteor F.8 / FR.9  - HD48038 & HD72038  

(six options: four F.8 and two FR.9 )  

  • Meteor F.8, Royal Danish Air Force, 1952 - Dark Green / Dark Sea Grey / Medium Sea Grey camo with colorful "Lörn" ( half eagle/half lion) unit insignia;

  • Meteor F.8, Royal Danish Air Force, 1954 - Dark Green / Dark Sea Grey / Medium Sea Grey camo with "Lörn" insignia ( a bit different from the first one) and some stencilling specific for RDAF Meteors ;

  • Meteor F.8, Egyptian Air Force, 1956 - Aluminium scheme; ( armed with 8 Sakr rockets - the same as used a.o. on EAF MiG-17Fs, MiG-15bis, Vampires and Yak-11s - they flew combat missions against Israeli positions in the Sinai during the October 1956 war) 

  • Meteor F.8, Syrian Air Force, 1956 - Dark Green / Mid Stone / PRU Blue camo ( two SyAF Meteors were credited with the downing of a RAF recce Canberra over Syria in October 1956)  

  • Meteor FR.9, Syrian Air Force, 1956 - Dark Green / Mid Stone / PRU Blue camo; ( one of only two supplied to the SYAAF with overpainted camera windows, used as fighter-bombers ) 

  • Meteor FR.9, Ecuadorian Air Force, 1975 - Aluminium scheme with red nose and intakes as well as a blue nose stripe with blue & red stars. ( with overpainted camera windows, used solely as fighter-bombers,  armed with HVAR rockets) - the very last Meteor in active operational service worldwide.

Although some of the Meteors operated by the a.m. Air Forces were available in decal form in the past ( unfortunately with many errors ), currently available informations allow to correctly recreate these birds in much more detail...and, in fact, we selected very interesting and colorful individual airplanes never previously covered either by kit manufacturers or aftermarket, with gorgeous unit markings etc.  

The decals are scheduled for release during April, in time for the release of Airfix F.8/FR.9 Meteor kit in 1/72nd scale.

Images of decals and instructions will be send as soon as possible. 

Thanks to HiDecal for the information and images.


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Last updated 13 March, 2024

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