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Gloster Meteor: special one-of-a-kind aircraft and unbuilt variants

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Some other Meteor variants:

1. Gloster Ground Attack Meteor

2. Gloster Meteor F.8 Screamer Testbed

3. Gloster Jet Deflection Testbed

4. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.11 WD686, used by the Telecommunications Research Establishment

5. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.11 WD790, radar testbed

6. Gloster Meteor U.15 target drone

7. Gloster Meteor U.16/21 target drone
 

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Continuing the list:

8. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.11-1 CEV

9. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.11-3 CEV, ramjet testbed

10. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.11-5 CEV

11. Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor NF.14-747 CEV

12. Gloster Meteor F.4 Reheated Derwent Testbed
 

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Did these versions get their own Gloster P number?
 

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All photos were found from the link below, from where you can find the performances and specifications of these aircraft as well.

 

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Did these versions get their own Gloster P number?
I am currently unsure. I don't believe the French ones do (8-11), but the British ones might. I will have to do some further research on this topic.
 

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IIRC John Forbat's "Secret World of Vickers Guided Missiles" has a picture or two of a Meteor with Folland's early version of the Red Dean missile on its wingtips, and BSP 4 might have it as well.
 

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British Secret Projects 3: Fighters from 1935-1950, by Tony Buttler, contains numerous built and unbuilt versions of the Meteor. These are:

P.147: Meteor with de Havilland Halford engines

P.148: Meteor with MetroVick engines

P.173: Trent Meteor

P.187: Meteor Mk.IV with Derwents

P.203: High-altitude variant of the Meteor, with Derwent 5. Came with a greater wingspan, which had squared off ends.

P.263: Meteor with delta wing, slab tail and Derwent 5s or 7s.

P.309: Eight-gun Meteor, fuselage of the F.8 with the wings of the NF.11, a truly formidable aircraft.

Regarding Maveric's question above (Post #44) about whether the experimental Meteors received Gloster's "P." designation system, it seems that some did carry one. Does anyone have any drawings or artwork of the aircraft mentioned above?
 

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I'm intrigued by the P.263, the Delta winged Meteor! Any drawings or maybe photos of the prototype if ever built?
 
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