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.
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 - Military Aircraft of the Cold War
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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.
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 fighters linked to Handley Page Victor Air-to-Air Refuelling drogues, Laverton, 1971
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.