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Green Meat
10th Jan 2007, 19:00
Right, donning the anorak for this one!

For any armourers out there, I need to know the colour of the ammunition feed guides and link chutes on the Meteor (pref. the F.8). Contemporary photographs appear to show this as a significantly lighter colour than the weapon itself, possibly either white or yellow.

Any suggestions?



16th Jan 2007, 13:26
i worked on the meteor t7and f8 for a couple of years at Brawdy
i seem to remember that the gun feed was a very light grey
i'll see if i can dig out a photo


Green Meat
17th Jan 2007, 18:02
Superb! Many thanks

Malcolm G O Payne
17th Jan 2007, 21:30
As an apprentice at Glosters I worked in the armoury amongst most other departments. The only colour used in the aircraft at that stage was the standard light green primer.

Green Meat
18th Jan 2007, 08:23

Thanks for that, would the primer in the gun bay have been given a top coat of something? All contemporary pics show black or very dark around the cannon breech and feeds, but I guess this could have been blackening from the canon firing.