Meteors Over Korea
How did the straight winged Meteor match up against the sweep winged MiG-15? As the Allies first jet fighter during World War II, the Meteor had gone through several versions by the time the Korean War broke out. The F. 8 was last and best day fighter version with a top speed of 550mph at 30,000ft. It was also well armed with four 20mm Hispano cannon. Far superior to the F-86’s six .50 caliber machine guns.