Meteor F. Mk. III
Gloster Meteor F Mk III: Similar to Gloster Meteor I, with 2,000 lb st (908 kgp) Derwent I (W.2B/37) engines, sliding in place of hinged canopy, increased fuel, slotted air breaks and other improvements. Total 210 built, first 15 with Welland engines; first flight September 1944. Deliveries to No 616 Squadron December 1944 and operational with 2nd TAP in Belgium with Nos 616 and 504 Sqn early 1945.
Gloster Meteor F Mk IV: Improved Mk III with 3,000 lb st (1,362 kgp) Derwent Vs in long-chord nacelles, pressurised cockpit and other improvements. First flown May 17, 1945; production deliveries of Mk IV, and development of later variants, post-war.