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Revision as of 17:52, 19 January 2020

VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F
General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.94 tTake-off weight
6.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12500 mCeiling
2 х Rolls-Royce Derwent 5Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
999 km/hStructural
390 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
99000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6900 / 9149/7500 / 9945/2960 / 3924Repair
110000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
370 % Sl icon.png350 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
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) and 7.7 (RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game during the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 904 877 12500 20.2 21.4 30.8 29.2 325
Upgraded  ???  ???  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?


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 + -
999 390 520 520 290 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 600 < 590 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 2 5,516 kg 194 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 7m fuel 20m fuel 24m fuel
443 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 5,888 kg 6,539 kg 6,739 kg 6,940 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 7m fuel 20m fuel 24m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,587 kgf N/A 0.54 0.49 0.47 0.46
Optimal 1,587 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.54 0.49 0.47 0.46

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.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

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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
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
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 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG.1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)