The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet and the Allies' first operational jet fighter during WWII. The Meteor F1 first flew in 1943 and commenced operations in July 1944 with 616 Squadron, RAF. The Meteor proved very successful and one of its key roles was to counter the V-I Flying Bomb (the Doodlebug) which the Luftwaffe were directing towards London and south east England. Our Gloster Meteor is a model of the F3 variant of 616 Squadron, as flown in 1945. It is decorated in the grey and green comouflage scheme, RAF markings and grey underside. To complement it, the Meteor comes with its lethal adversary - the Doodlebug. The German V-I flying bomb - known officially as the Fiesler Fi 103 pilotless flying bomb - was first launced in June 1944 and at its height, more than a hundred a day were dropping over the SE corner of England.