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Changing technology – introduction

The aircraft we will be focusing on in this video and the next were Britain's first jet fighters and its long-lasted jet bomber.

Here Ross and I will deal with the Meteor, the Vampire, and the development of the Canberra.

The questions we were thinking of for this step were:

  1. The Meteor flew in the Second World War: over its piston-engined contemporaries, how much of a technological leap did the Meteor represent?

  2. Compared to the ME262, were there innovations in the Meteor?

  3. What was the logic in the development of the Vampire?

In these questions – which we go about attempting to answer in this video steps – we were looking to discuss some of the key aircraft which contributed to the technological changes in the RAF which were on display at the RAF Museums.

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