T-C, I have made no claim about the Meteor wing being of the 'laminar flow' type..
But, being a Hawker-Siddeley Group product, would it really have shared the De Havilland wing profile?
Seems doubtful, at face-value - claims by US airfoil listmakers, notwithstanding.
'Flight' on the other hand - noted, that the Meteor was of:
"Aerodynamically conventional design", & "One looks in vain for...laminar flow wings..."
As for the MB-5, it - didn't - feature a 'laminar flow' wing profile,
& could not match the contemporary Hawker Tempest/Fury performance-wise.
( AFAIR, wee 'Winkle' Brown did record Mach 0.87 - in a fully instrumented RAE test Tempest).
There are numerous combat reports by RAF officers using such high speeds in combat inc'
exceeding the Vne 'redline' IAS, with the stoutly constructed Hawker coping well, unlike Spits,
which tended to fold up - when wrested about in combat, at very high speed.
& since the RAF didn't want any new piston-powered fighters, the Martin-Baker was never a 'goer'..
Dr Moreau sez..
"Who breaks the law... goes back to the House of Pain!"