The Gloster Meteor T7: The Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet. Designed by George Carter, the ‘Meatbox’ first flew in 1943 and the first operational sorties were flown on July 27, 1944, by 616 Sqn at RAF Manston. The jet's first combat was against the V-1 flying bombs and its first kills were achieved on August 2. Expected sale price: £500,000

Plane fans can bid for classic collection of post-war planes at Bonhams Goodwood

The Gloster Meteor T7: The Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet. Designed by George Carter, the ‘Meatbox’ first flew in 1943 and the first operational sorties were flown on July 27, 1944, by 616 Sqn at RAF Manston. The jet's first combat was against the V-1 flying bombs and its first kills were achieved on August 2. Expected sale price: £500,000

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Seventy years ago today Britain's first front-line jet fighter - the Gloster Meteor - took to the skies at the height of the Second World War and one will fly again

Returning to the skies, the oldest jet fighter in the world: British built Meteor to fly again 70 years after its maiden flight

Seventy years ago today Britain's first front-line jet fighter - the Gloster Meteor - took to the skies at the height of the Second World War and one will fly again

Temora Aviation Museum's de Havilland DH115 Vampire T35 (VH-VAM / A79-617) and Gloster Meteor F.8 (VH-MBX / A77-851) form up on a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet over Temora

Temora Aviation Museum's de Havilland DH115 Vampire T35 (VH-VAM / A79-617) and Gloster Meteor F.8 (VH-MBX / A77-851) form up on a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet over Temora

Gloster Meteor F.IV

Gloster Meteor F.IV

Gloster Meteor F.8

Gloster Meteor F.8

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