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Air Power Cold War   Meteor  
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As the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft.

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Bruce Gogerly shot down a MiG-15 while flying his Meteor.   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  Flight Lieutenant Bruce Gogerly, of Westmead, New South Wales, who achieved the distinction of shooting down a superior-performance Russian built MiG while serving with No. 77 Squadron in Korea. Flight Lieutenant Gogerly completed a tour of duty with the Squadron, then returned at a later date to serve at a USAF radar site. Even though this was a ground job he kept his hand in by flying with the Squadron when he had a day off from official duties.
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Meteors of No. 77 Squadron   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  An artist's impression of Meteors of No. 77 Squadron carrying out a bombing and strafing run against Communist positions in Korea. The Squadron originally went to Korea equipped with Mustangs, but later were withdrawn to Japan to convert to jets before once more taking over an attacking role against Communist ground positions.
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Squadron Leader R. C. Cresswell   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  last minute briefing to pilots of No. 77 Squadron from their commanding officer, Squadron Leader R. C. Cresswell, before take off from a base in Korea on an operational mission. On this particular mission the RAAF Meteor pilots were assigned as escort to United States Air Force Shooting Stars on a photographic sortie.
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RAAF Meteor jets of No. 77 Squadron in flight over Korea.   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  A formation of RAAF Meteor jets of No. 77 Squadron in flight over Korea. Under the wing of the nearest jet can be seen the rails for the high explosive rockets which the Squadron used with deadly accuracy against enemy troops and installations.
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MiG killers: Pilot Officer Bill Simmonds (left) and Pilot Officer John Surman.   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  MiG killers: Pilot Officer Bill Simmonds (left) and Pilot Officer John Surman exchange mutual congratulations on their successes against superior performance Russian-built MiG 15 aircraft over North Korea. Both were serving in No. 77 Squadron, operating Gloster Meteor jets. Pilot Officer Surman, of Burwood, Sydney, claimed a probable when he and another Squadron pilot were jumped by two MiGs from a flight of nine. Pilot Officer Simmonds from Bunbury, West Australia, had his kill confirmed when he was providing cover for American fighter bombers blasting targets near Pyongyang.
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Meteor jet of No. 77 Squadron.   Meteor   RAAF  
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about  The end of another successful mission over enemy lines during the Korean war, and this Meteor jet of No. 77 Squadron is marshalled back into its revetment for refuelling and rearming, ready to scramble at short notice.
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