English Electric Lightning

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Uploaded on September 19, 2007 by sonicbomb

The Lightning was an all-British Mach 2 capable supersonic Cold War fighter/interceptor. RAF pilots described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket". Designed as an air superiority fighter, it's role was to defend mainland Britain against bomber attacks. The Lightning served RAF and the Royal Saudi Air Force between 1957 and 1988.

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Lightning., Raf, Cold War, Fighters, Wheels & Wings, Science & Tech
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