Got a bit of a shock yesterday, was delivering to a farm, turned a corner on drive to head towards the yard and was met by this! A BAC Lightning and a Vulcan Cockpit. Turns out the farmer and his mate collect them. Didn't realy have time to have a good nosey around, just a few quick shots, but have the fellas number, he's said i can go back when i want even take the kids.
So here's the anorak bit:
The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed and unpainted metal exterior finish. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft and was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise. The Lightning was renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor; pilots commonly described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket". Following English Electric's integration into the unified British Aircraft Corporation, the aircraft was marketed as the BAC Lightning.
The Lightning was prominently used by the Royal Air Force RAF and the Royal Saudi Air Force. The aircraft was a regular performer at airshows, it is one of the highest-performance aircraft ever used in formation aerobatics. Following retirement in the late 1980s, many of the remaining aircraft became museum exhibits; until 2010, three examples were kept flying at "Thunder City" in Cape Town, South Africa. In September 2008, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers conferred on the Lightning its "Engineering Heritage Award" at a ceremony at BAE Systems' site at Warton Aerodrome.
And here's even more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Electric_Lightning
V4 Vulcan cockpit.
All C&Cs welcome
Thanks for looking
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|Date Taken:||2 Nov 2012 - 12:50 AM|
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