The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet and the Allies’ first operational jet fighter during WWII. The initial design saw the Meteor F.1 taking its first flight in 1943, entering service with the RAF in July 1944.
Our 1: 72 scale replica represents DG207/G which was intended to be the basis for the Meteor 2 and is decorated in the wartime grey and green camouflage scheme with yellow undersides. Its number DG207 is printed towards the rear of the fuselage with the prototype P printed in yellow behind the RAF roundel on each side of the aircraft.
The Gloster Meteor F.2 was an alternative engine version with two Halford H1s installed for prototype and trial purposes although it was intended ultimately to use De Havilland engines upon production. However, it was July 1945 before it actually flew, by which time the Meteor 3 was already in production, leading to the cancellation of the F.2. It all goes to show how fast things moved at that time in order to be one step ahead of the airborne enemy.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850