Aviation Photo #0880527 Gloster Meteor F4 - Argentina - Air Force

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Argentinean Meteors were the first turbojet powered aircrafts operated in South America. Deliveries started 1948 and the planes remained in serv. until 1970. During the anti-PerĂ³n uprising in 1955, government pilots flew Meteors against rebel forces, losing two. Rebels captured three Meteors when they overran the city of Cordoba, and then used them against the gov., although they had to use car gasoline because of the lack of aviation fuel. This resulted in one aircraft exploding when engine overheated.
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