Ray Seaver - Bomber escorts

Running time
55 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We did do a few escorts of bomber streams and that was a horse's backside really because they were travelling at speed which wasn't consistent with our ability to cover them and so you were trying to slow down so that you stay with them. That was never terribly successful and the idea there was to frighten the Migs away because the Migs would come down and have a go at them.

So, early in the piece when the Meteor first was accepted it was accepted as an air to air fighter and that was such a stunning failure that they had to change their minds about that and then make the aeroplane into what it finished up as, a ground attack airplane.

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