Meteor NF.13 (Israel)

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Meteor NF.13
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The Meteor NF Mk.13 is a rank V Israeli jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB) and 7.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

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

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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 989 962 22.8 23.0 44.8 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
Structural999 km/h
Gear390 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 100 → 4 110 Sl icon.png
RB12 340 → 16 362 Sl icon.png
SB22 950 → 30 431 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications98 200 Rp icon.png
159 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 230 / 290 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
9 800 Rp icon.png
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
11 000 Rp icon.png
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
16 000 Rp icon.png
26 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
11 000 Rp icon.png
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
16 000 Rp icon.png
26 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
9 800 Rp icon.png
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
8 200 Rp icon.png
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png


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)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons


  • Wing-mounted cannons require less precision in order to hit opponents' vehicles than the nose-mounted cannons on the Meteor F.8.
  • The cannons are especially powerful considering the Meteor NF.13's high chance of fighting slower propeller aircraft.
  • It turns well and has a moderate roll rate, this combined with the wing cannons makes shot placement easier.
  • High thrust-to-weight ratio allows for very good climb rate, acceleration and top speed.
  • It has a night-fighting radar, useful for detecting opponents' planes through clouds and at night.


  • It loses a lot of its flight performance at higher altitudes.
  • Wing-mounted cannons are ineffective in head-on attacks at over 2km distance.
  • High rate of fire of the cannons can drain ammunition quickly if fired in prolonged bursts.
  • Some opponents such as the F-series sabre can easily out-speed it both in a straight line and a dive.
  • Its jet engines make for poor instruments for sustained turn fights with propeller-driven opponents - use speed to outrun them instead of manoeuvring with them.


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See also

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