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A Gloster Meteor Intercepts a V-1 Flying Bomb - by Colin E. Bowley

A Gloster Meteor Intercepts a V-1 Flying Bomb
by Colin E. Bowley

1944- A Gloster Meteor of 616 Squadron operating from Manston in Kent intercepts a German V-1 Flying Bomb bound for London.

Shooting at a V-1 proved to be extremely dangerous. To be within range to shoot also meant being close enough to be damaged by the huge explosion and deadly flying shrapnel.

Some pilots were able to fly alongside and gently tip the wing of the V-1 to send it out of control and into the empty fields below.

15 x 23 inches Acrylic

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