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Gloster Meteor F.8 / FR.9 (5)
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Hi-Decal, 1/48 & 1/72 scales



Hi-Decal has announced a timely new decal sheet that will be available in 1/48 and 1/72 scales:

I would like to use this occasion to inform that we are curently working on new sheets in 1/72nd scale for destined for for this liddle beauty, as well as for the 1/48th scale versions of the Meteor.

At first sight, it seems that Meteors were already well covered by decal manufacturers, but, as we dived into this theme we made several very interesting discoveries...

Our sheet will therefore include markings for five never previously covered birds, 3 F.8 and 2 FR.9: 

HD48038 & HD72038 Gloster Meteor F.8 / FR.9 (5)

  • Meteor F Mk. 8, Royal Danish Air Force, 1952-1953 - Dark Green / Sea Grey / Mid Grey camouflage scheme with colorful "Lörn" (lion-eagle) squadron badge;

  • Meteor F Mk 8, Egyptian Air Force, October 1956 - Aluminium scheme - former RAF aircraft armed with 8 Sakr rockets, successfully used against Israeli targets in the Sinai peninsula during the Suez war.

  • Meteor F Mk 8, Syrian Air Force, 1956-1958 - Dark Green / Mid Stone / PRU Blue camouflage scheme, one of 7 ex RAF aircraft delivered in early 1956;

  • Meteor FR Mk 9, Syrian Air Force, 1956-1958 - Dark Green / Mid Stone / PRU Blue camouflage scheme, one of two ex RAF Meteors delivered in July 1956;

  • Meteor FR Mk 9, Ecuadorian Air Force, ca.1963 - Aluminium scheme with red nose, one of 12 ex RAF aircraft used in the fighter bomber role armed with HVAR rockets.

These sheets are scheduled for release in January 2023.

We will have images of the decal sheet and the instructions closer to release.

Thanks to HiDecal for the information and images.

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Page Created 17 November, 2022
Last updated 17 November, 2022

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