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Notes: The Gloster Meteor was the only turbojet powered aircraft flown in combat by the Allies during World War Two. Though to weak to be pitted against the ME-262, it was used to go after the pulse-powered V-1 "buzz bomb". Pilots with their superior speed would simply "cozy up" to the german vengance weapon and tip the wings of the un-piloted vehicle and send it to its downfall.Gloster Meteor, Jet Engine
The fear of showing this new found "secret" kept the RAF from utilizing the enormous potential of a turbojet powered fighter aircraft. At the very least, had the germans any chance of continuing the war, this aircraft would have been the necessary stepping stone to counteract the menace of the new enemy swept wing fighter. Why it took the allies many more years to understand the advantage of the swept wing is to this day is a point of debate.
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