Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G

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This page is about the British jet fighter Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G. For other versions, see Meteor (Family).
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Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G
AB RB SB
7.7 8.0 8.0
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Description

The Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G is a rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB) and 8.0 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 100 m950 km/h
Turn time22 s
Max altitude12 500 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce Derwent 5
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 905 887 12500 23.1 23.8 30.7 28.9 325
Upgraded 973 950 21.0 22.0 43.9 37.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
999 390 495 462 290 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 560 < 600 < 580 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 2 5,629 kg 210 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 5m fuel 19m fuel
443 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 5,989 kg 6,829 kg 6,940 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 5m fuel 19m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,587 kgf N/A 0.53 0.46 0.46
Optimal 1,587 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.53 0.46 0.46

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural999 km/h
Gear390 km/h
  • 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)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 390 → 3 169 Sl icon.png
RB8 550 → 11 337 Sl icon.png
SB13 670 → 18 126 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications133 000 Rp icon.png
211 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training120 000 Sl icon.png
Experts420 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 370 / 290 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
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hispano_belt_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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hispano_mk5_new_gun
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition780 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

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

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

Usage in battles

The Meteor has a fully air fighting role as the lack of ordnance and penetration for the 20 mm cannons make the aircraft useless for CAS or ground attack. The Meteor has 2 primary combat roles:

Bomber hunter:

The speed, acceleration, and firepower make this jet usable for bomber hunting. Pilots should use 30° climb to gain speed and altitude to be able to hunt bombers. Depending on the type of bomber that the Meteor encounters (jet bomber or prop bomber), tactics should vary.

For jet bombers:

Ar 234 B-2, Ar 234 C-3, IL-28 (all variants), etc, the pilot must try to use their agility to their advantage as most of them carry both offensive and defensive weaponry and sometimes will try to dogfight you (with exception of Ar 234 B-2 and B-57A). IL-28 should be approached carefully as the 23 mm offensive and defensive cannons can tear the Meteor apart with small bursts. Use your speed to your advantage.

For prop bombers:

B-29/Tu-4, etc, the pilot must use boom and zoom tactics as big planes lack agility but have powerful firepower. These aircraft should be approached as any other prop bomber (head-on or from below). Be aware of B-29 and Tu-4 as both have ventral turrets that will harm you, approach them in a head-on or in a frontal arc of 45° (blind spot for most turrets) or in a very steep angle from above (although this should not be the main angle of approach as both B-29 and Tu-4 have a turret elevation of 89°).

Air superiority fighter:

The Meteor, as with previous Meteors, is not a really fast aircraft but a competitive one. Boom-and-zoom against aircraft that are able to outturn you (Ho 229, Vampire FB 52A, etc), and turn against those that are able to outrun you (MiG-15).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good acceleration
  • Reasonable top speed
  • Clipped wings offer an improvement over the previous model in energy retention and wing durability
  • Good at turning below 650 km/h
  • 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 km/h significantly
  • Limited visibility out of the rear of the cockpit

History

In-game description

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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Related development

External links


Gloster Aircraft Company, Limited
Fighters  Gladiator Mk II · Sea Gladiator Mk I · Gladiator Mk IIS · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II
Jet Fighters  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
Export  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · ␗Gladiator Mk I · Gladiator Mk IIF

Britain jet aircraft
Blackburn  Buccaneer S.1 · Buccaneer S.2
English Electric  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6 · Lightning F.6
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 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 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Hawker  Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Harrier GR.1 · Harrier GR.3
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Attacker FB.2 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG.1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)