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The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

The legendary English Electric Lightning One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a real pilot's favourite.

English Electric Lightening - though why anyone would care that I like this is beyond me!

The coolest jet ever made (in my opinion) the RAF Electric Lightning, as ridden in by Professor Brian Cox to reach 'the thin blue line' of Earth's atmosphere!

English Electric Lightning F Mk.6 by Peter Doll (Airfix 1/48)

English Electric Lightning - Military Aircraft of the Cold War

Jaguar E-Type and English Electric Lightning, shot 2011 at Bruntingthorpe airfield pic.twitter.com/lOjAnzSi8D - courtesy @James Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Lipman

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Jaguar E-Type and English Electric Lightning. Awesome Icons of the The Lightning could climb Everest in 2 minutes. The E Type made Enzo Ferrari weep.

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This is SO xy. An English Electric Lightning in afterburner ignition. The Electric Lightning, noted for its great speed, is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. It was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise.

RAF English Electric Lightning F6 fighters following Handley Page Victor XH587 Air-Air Refuelling drogues, Laverton, 1971

RAF English Electric Lightning fighters linked to Handley Page Victor Air-to-Air Refuelling drogues, Laverton, 1971

Royal Air Force English Electric Lightning F.6 interceptors and a Soviet Air Force Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" bomber.

Cheerio Ivan: English Electric: Lightning - Limited Edition Fine Art prints and original paintings by Alex Hamilton. A pair of of No. 74 Squadron taking their leave of the crew of a Soviet Tupolev “Bear” D after interception and escort.

English Electric Lightings

RAF Electric Lightnings in Formation

English Electric Lightning F6 Still intercept performance beyond compare

English Electric / BAC Lightnings ««« First aircraft I worked with!

74 Tigers at RAF Coltishall

74 Tigers at RAF Coltishall

Lightning -- possibly the only fighter with over-and-under engines !!!!

BAE (English Electric) Lightning - note the over/under engine configuration.

English Electric Lightning with fuselage air brakes deployed. Extreme sweepback wing delays speed of sound onset of shockwaves.

Photo by Gary Shephard

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Just Flight - Aerosoft - English Electric Lightning

http://www.massoss.com/Richard-Cooke/aircraft-galleries.php?name=Lightning

http://www.massoss.com/Richard-Cooke/aircraft-galleries.php?name=Lightning

Simon Mumford | Lightning ascendancy. SUBJECT: EE Lightning F6

Simon Mumford | Lightning ascendancy. SUBJECT: EE Lightning F6

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