Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F

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Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F
General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.5 tEmpty weight
6.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
12 500 mCeiling
sec21.6/21.6/20.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х Rolls-Royce Derwent 5Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
999 km/hStructural
390 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
370 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10 180 / 13 111/7 550 / 9 724/3 140 / 4 044Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.02 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the British jet fighter Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F. For other uses, see Meteor (Family).


GarageImage Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F.jpg

The Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F is a rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game during the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
904 877 12 500 20.2 21.4 30.8 29.2 325
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 12 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
999 390 520 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities
< 500 < 600 < 590 > 350

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in the nose.
  • Critical components located at the front of and wings of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg top, 190 rpg bottom = 780 total)

Usage in the battles


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Good acceleration
  • High top speed
  • Good energy retention
  • Good at turning below 650 kph
  • Good climb rate
  • Excellent ammo capacity for cannons (190 RPG for two of the cannons, 200 RPG for the other two)
  • Easy to fly missing half a wing


  • Compression
  • Loses manoeuvrability over 700 kph significantly
  • Rips easily if pulled hard at high speeds
  • Limited visibility out of the rear of the cockpit


In 1946 the Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 was introduced; a variant intended to replace the F.Mk.3. The prototype F.Mk.4 flew for the first time on May 17th 1945; the new variant was powered by Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk.5 turbojet engines, producing 1,590 kg of thrust (more than twice as much as the Derwent Mk.1). The engines were fitted in new extended nacelles, which reduced drag, and a strengthened airframe design was incorporated to harness the increased power. Fitted with the new engines, the Meteor F.Mk.4 would go on to set two world air speed records in November 1945 and then again in September 1946.

Further modifications to the Meteor F.Mk.4 included its ailerons and adjustments to its rudder trim tab to reduce snaking. The cockpit was now fully pressurized and ventilated; previous versions of the Meteor had had a non-pressurized cockpit. 

Trials of the prototype Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 fighter showed that its maximum speed was increased by 180 km/h, but that this additional speed produced excessive stress on the wings. The wing panels, therefore, were made shorter from the ninth production aircraft onwards. This reduced the stress and improved horizontal manoeuvrability but reduced the rate of climb and the service ceiling. Type G.41F became the designation for the long-wing aircraft, and Type G.41G for the short-wing variant.

The Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 represented a significant leap in terms of performance and was produced in large numbers, including as an export fighter. Based on the F.Mk.4, the two-seat T.Mk.7 trainer was developed.

By 1948 the F.Mk.4 had completely replaced the F.Mk.3 in the RAF and In May 1947, an export version was purchased by Argentina, followed by orders from Denmark, Egypt, Belgium and the Netherlands.

535 Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 were produced for the RAF, with a further 168 aircraft being exported.


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Britain jet aircraft
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
de Havilland  Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4
Hawker  Hunter F 1 · Hunter F.6
Naval  Attacker FB 1 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Bombers  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6