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Gloster Meteor TT20 (WM292)

Gloster Meteor TT20 (WM292)

14/08/1957 - taken on Charge at RNAS Lossiemouth
23/08/1957 - to Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft (AWA) at Baginton from 5 Maintenance Unit, Kemble
10/02/1958 - conversion to TT20 completed by AWA at Baginton/Bitteswell; to Aircraft Holding Unit (AHU), Lossiemouth 22/05/1958 - to Airwork Fleet Requirements Unit (FRU) at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, coded 041
03/06/1959 - to Naval Air Radio Installation Unit (NARIU) at RNAS Lee on Solent
17/06/1959 - returned to Hurn Airport, Bournemouth
24/03/1961 - to RNAY Belfast for modifications
15/08/1961 - AHU Brawdy
27/10/1961 - to Airwork FRU coded 041
21/04/1966 - to NARIU at RNAS Lee on Solent
09/09/1966 - airwork FRU at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth
12/1968 - recoded 841
04/06/1969 - flown to RNAS Yeovilton for FAAM
24/07/1969 - struck Off Charge on handover to FAAM
10/1979 - Into NASU to be prepared for transfer to Portland for respray 21/06/1983 - Wales Aircraft Museum at Cardiff Rhoose
17/06/1996 - fuselage out by road to Phoenix Aviation at Bruntingthorpe 24/06/1996 - wings out by road to Phoenix Aviation at Bruntingthorpe 23/03/1999 - into FAAM storage in Historic Flight hangar
10/01 to 11/01/2000 - moved to Cobham Hall store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Target Tug

Manufacturers - Converted from NF11 by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd

Power plant - Two Rolls Royce Derwent turbojets

Wingspan - 43ft

Length - 48ft 6ins

Height - 13ft 11ins

Weight - 20,035lbs loaded

Max speed - 554mph

Armament - Nil, but carried up to four high speed radar or non radar responsive targets

 

 

 


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