Meteor NF.13 (Israel)

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This page is about the jet fighter Meteor NF.13 (Israel). For other versions, see Meteor (Family).
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Meteor NF.13
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The Meteor NF.13 reached Israel when Britain offered the sale of Gloster Meteors to all nations in the Middle East with the intentions of gaining sales while remaining neutral. The IAF, needing to improve their night-fighting capabilities, applied for an offer of Meteor NF.13s made by Britain to Syria and Egypt. As such, 6 aircraft were ordered in 1956. The 119th squadron would be formed with the intentions of using these new Meteors. Three would be delivered in the same year, however the other 3 aircraft would only be delivered in 1958.

The Meteor NF.13 was introduced in Update "Winged Lions". It features a powerful night-fighting radar capable of detecting aircraft at high and medium altitudes, something that may be very useful when fighting undetected bombers. It also has very good engines, being one of the fastest to accelerate and takeoff at its battle rating, which also comes with good energy retention and overall very good cruising speed. However it lacks roll rate and the wing mounted guns can be tricky to aim at short ranges. The plane also lacks any kind of ground ordnance, and thus, is limited to only air-to-air combat since Hispanos can only penetrate the most lightly armoured of ground targets at its BR.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 100 m962 km/h
Turn time23 s
Max altitude12 500 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce Derwent 8
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight8 t

The Meteor NF.13 has very powerful engines, the best from the Meteor family. These engines offer great overall acceleration but especially at low speeds, a very good cruise speed at around 930 km/h and good energy retention in turn fights. However the roll rate is very bad, this can make aiming very hard especially at high speed when the aircraft compresses.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 100 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 917 889 12500 23.2 24.5 31.7 30.1 325
Upgraded 988 962 22.8 23.0 45.1 38.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
999 390 495 462 290 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 600 < 590 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 2 6,093 kg 220 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel
443 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 6,550 kg 7,461 kg 7,617 kg 8,061 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,720 kgf N/A 0.53 0.46 0.45 0.43
Optimal 1,720 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.53 0.46 0.45 0.43

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear390 km/h

The engines of the Meteor NF.13 are prone to catch fire, since they are mounted in the wings and the aircraft is a very large target that becomes very sluggish at low speeds. However its two fuel tanks are self-sealing and feature FPE if one of the engines catches fire. Even with only one engine the Meteor has enough power to return back to base with careful manoeuvres.

  • 38 mm bulletproof windshield in front of the cockpit
  • 12.7 mm steel plate in lower front of the cockpit
  • 12.7 mm steel plate behind the pilot

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 268 → 4 653 Sl icon.png
RB8 965 → 12 766 Sl icon.png
SB11 966 → 17 039 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications80 000 Rp icon.png
130 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training78 000 Sl icon.png
Experts270 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces670 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 350 / 600 % Sl icon.png
190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
8 000 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
9 000 Rp icon.png
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
9 000 Rp icon.png
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
5 000 Rp icon.png
8 100 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
5 000 Rp icon.png
8 100 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
5 000 Rp icon.png
8 100 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
13 000 Rp icon.png
21 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
13 000 Rp icon.png
21 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
8 000 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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5 000 Rp icon.png
8 100 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png

Number one priority should be the performance modifications and the weaponry modifications. Small list of most important upgrades

  • Ammo belts and upgraded guns
  • Compressor
  • Engine
  • G-Suit
  • EFS
  • Airframe


Offensive armament

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

The Meteor NF.13 (Israel) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, wing-mounted (195 rpg = 780 total)

Hispanos are known for their lack of damage, they are however quite fast, having good muzzle velocity and fast firing rate, that alongside their good ammo pool makes them very easy to aim and use by beginners.

Usage in battles

As a very fast aircraft, the Meteor NF.13 can be used in two very different playstyles in all gamemodes with little differences:

Interceptor/Boom & Zoom

The Meteor NF.13 has enough engine power to climb early to very high altitudes (~6,000 m). While engine performance is lacking at this altitudes, most bombers become easy targets, however these attacks require good aiming since the Hispanos lack damage against targets like strategic bombers common at the BR. If not used against bombers, climbing to similar altitudes and picking enemies apart with boom and zoom tactics is also good idea. Many fighters at its BR like the Me 262s, the M.D 450B Ouragan, and the F-80 become very slow during turn-fights, offering great opportunity targets for aware pilots.

Frontline Fighter

The Meteor NF.13 also has a place as a frontline fighter, rushing straight into action. In this case, the Meteor will be able to out-run, out-accelerate and out-turn most fighters or attack aircraft. The most common threats are the F-80, F9F, and early F-86 Sabres. When used in this role, the poor roll rate would be a big issue, and thus good aiming is required to eliminate distracted pilots focused on teammates.

Pros and cons


  • Spread of wing-mounted cannons can make it easier to connect hits
  • Good ammo pool and fire rate for the cannons
  • Very good turn rate and energy retention
  • High thrust-to-weight ratio allows for very good climb rate, acceleration and top speed
  • Powerful night-fighting radar for detection of bombers and enemies trough clouds and smoke


  • Bad flight and engine performance at high altitudes
  • Wing-mounted guns are hard to aim against enemies directly in front of the plane
  • Cannons can jam quickly if used without care
  • Very big target, easier to shot down compared to similar BR planes
  • Lack of ground ordnance for use in ground battles


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See also

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Gloster Aircraft Company, Limited
Fighters  Gladiator Mk II · Sea Gladiator Mk I · Gladiator Mk IIF · 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 I
  ▄Meteor F Mk.8 · Meteor F.8 · Meteor NF.13
See Also  Fokker

Israel jet aircraft
  Kfir Canard · Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7 · Nesher
Meteor  Meteor NF.13 · Meteor F.8
Vautour  Vautour IIA · Vautour IIN
Super Mystere  Sambad · Sa'ar
Mirage III  Shahak
Other  M.D.450B Ouragan · Mystere IVA
F-84  F-84F
A-4  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4E · Ayit
F-4  Kurnass · Kurnass 2000
F-15  Baz · Baz Meshupar
F-16  Netz · Barak II