English Electric Lightning
Introduced to service with the RAF in 1960, the English Electric Lightning was noted for its great speed. The Lightning is the only all British Mach 2 fighter aircraft and was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise - the ability to maintain supersonic flight without the use of afterburner.
The Lightning was renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor. pilots commonly described the maximum performance takeoff like “being saddled to a skyrocket”.
The images in this gallery are part on an on-going project which started in late 2012, where I hope to create images representing every RAF squadron that flew the Lightning.
If you would like to buy any of these images, please get in touch via the Contact page. I also have a very limited number of these prints signed by former Lightning pilots.
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