Gloster Meteor question

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    When I was on my first round of model building (30+ years ago) a guy in our local club brought a Gloster Meteor in that had an extra PAD on the starboard wingtip, he said it was added for tipping V-1s. I have never run across any photos of this. Does anyone know if this happened or was he just full of sh............aving cream?
     
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    I read through my stuff, and could not find anything about it. Perhaps it was a one-off.
     
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    Don't know about any pad on Meteor wings, especially the Mk1 and MkIII. On the rare occassions Meteors 'tipped' V1's (they were mostly shot down), the wing didn't actually touch - it was the turbulent air between the metor and V1 wings which caused the V1 to go unstable, upsetting the gyro, leading to a premature dive.
    Spitfire MkXIV's and Tempest MkV's also 'tipped' V1's occassionally, and neither had any wing 'pad'.
     
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