RAF 616 Squadron Gloster Meteor. Britain's first jet, and the first Allied jet to operate in WWII. The Meteor commenced operations in July 1944 and one of its key roles was to counter the pilotless V-1 Flying Bomb. The V-1's pulse jet engine produced a distinctive buzzing sound which led to its nicknames of Doodlebug and Buzz Bomb. At the peak of operations more than a hundred V-1's a day were dropping over London and SE England. This set includes 1 x Meteor F3 and 1 x v-1, each has its own display stand.