Gloster Meteor T Mk 7.5 "Large Tail Trainer"
Unassembled plastic model kit with resin parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.
Gloster T Mk 7 trainer aircraft (available under no.72548) was one of the most widespread variants of the Meteor jet fighter aircraft. Only a handful of the Meteor T Mk7 was equipped with a larger and squared off tail taken from the more modern Mk 8 fighter version. This new trainer variant got some what peculiar designation Meteor T Mk 7.5 (T Mk 7 ? was also used). While these planes were used in Great Britain mainly for various test flights and public shows, in the Belgian and Israeli air forces they served as standard training machines.
The kit contains five frames of plastic parts, three of them in standard greyish styrene, the other two which contain the canopy and recce nose parts are made of clear plastic. The decal sheet offers markings for the Gloster company demonstration aircraft which was blue overall with white coloured stripes and civil registration codes. It was also equipped with non-standard wing-tip fuel tanks. The other British aircraft in this kit is the RAE test machine in dark blue overall and with a non-standard reconnaissance nose. This pair is accompanied by a silver Belgian machine with yellow trimmings and a camouflaged Israeli plane wearing a name on its nose (Ef'eh, ie Viper)