Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G

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Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G
meteor_fmk4_sw.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
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
JetType
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
Economy
200 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
790 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10 400 / 13 395/8 856 / 11 406/3 190 / 4 108Repair
230 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G. For other uses, see Meteor (Disambiguation)

Description

The Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G in the garage


The Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G 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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
906 879 12 500 23.1 23.8 30.7 29.0 325
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 12 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
999 390 520 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 560 < 600 < 580 > 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 and wings of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G 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

Modules

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good acceleration.
  • High top speed for an 8.0 jet.
  • Clipped wings offer an improvement over the previous model in energy retention and wing durability.
  • 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.)

Cons:

  • Compression.
  • Loses manoeuvrability over 700 kp/h significantly.
  • Limited visibility out of rear of cockpit.

History

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.

Media

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Read also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Sources

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  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
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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
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