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Gloster Meteor WS838


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Does anyone have a picture of this Meteor taken from below to confirm that the serials look like this flight-sim picture

 

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I have seen this picture below captioned to say there were roundels under the wings.

 

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but that would be unusual.

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Lightening it in Photoshop shows no sign of roundels but there is a dark patch where WS836 would be

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'Testing Colours' by Adrian Balch - Airlife 1993 - has a good air-to-air pic of WS838 as it banks away with a nice view of the underside of the port wing.  There's also a pic taken air-to-air from above.

 

The underwing serial is there, with no roundel, just like the flight-sim pic.  The main differences are the fuel tanks - the photo shows the port tank and the belly tank in aluminium finish, whilst the starboard tank is yellow.  All three tanks have the full set of stripe stencils.

 

The upper wing roundels are small, the same size as the fuselage ones.  There is a weird looking area just inboard of the upper port wing roundel that is painted black.  There is no sloping whip aerial on the upper rear fuselage (incorrectly shown in the flight-sim pic), bit there is a white blade aerial.

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