The English Electric Lightning F.1

Phil H. Listemann

Publication date:
October 2017
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The English Electric Lightning was Britain’s supersonic interceptor of the Cold War era and the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. It was designed developed and manufactured by English Electric which was subsequently absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. The Lightning F.1 was the first mark of this RAF iconic fighter of the sixties to enter service.

Mainly a pictorial study with over 120 photographs (for less than 50 aircraft built) this book gives a good overview of the camouflage and markings worn by this mark until being withdrawn from use in the early seventies after about a decade of service.