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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor”

Gloster Aircraft

 
 
N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Marker
Inscription. The Meteor was Britainís first operational jet aircraft and the only operational Allied jet to see service in World War II. The prototype, designated G.41, completed its first flight in March 1943 under the power of two de Havilland H-1 turbojets. The United States evaluated the Meteor at Edwards AFB (then Muroc AAFB) after WWII. The N.F.11 was a two-seat night-fighter version of the Meteor with upgraded Rolls-Royce Derwent engines and a lengthened nose to house a larger radar. Developed under contract to Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, the N.F.11 first flew in 1950.

In 1959, this particular N.F.11 was converted to tow aerial targets and redesignated a T.T. 20. After its service ended about 1969, it flew under civilian marking till it was flight-delivered to the museum on 4 October 1993.

On loan from the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.769′ N, 117° 55.235′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UC-45J - "Expeditor" (a few steps from this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (a few steps from this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star” (a few steps from this marker); T-28B - "Trojan" (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (within shouting distance of this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor”
N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor”
N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor”
 
 
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