Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography, ↳   Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information, ↳   Photography Section Rules and Guidelines, ↳   Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography, ↳   Photography Q & A / How to post photos, Spotters Area - Serials and Airfield Logs, ↳   RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield, ↳   North America and the Rest of the World, ↳   Technical - Tools and Tips/Walkrounds. [46] Various alternative engines to the Avon were suggested, such as the newer Rolls-Royce Spey engine. fiasco and the draw-down of the Navy's carrier force, and was no reflection on the Lightning's [35][56] A Lightning flying at optimum climb profile would reach 36,000 ft (11,000 m) in under three minutes. memories of your time on Lightning's, no matter how ordinary or everyday To 56 Squadron, 26-3-65. The inlet's central shock cone served as a compression surface, diverting air into the annular inlet. 1988 when a 'Lightning Rally' for all Lightning enthusiasts as well as In May 1956, the P.1 received the "Lightning" name, which was said to have been partially selected to reflect the aircraft's supersonic capabilities. available and a list of issues and contents can be obtained from the The guns were in the upper nose and required double step platforms and win... read more »read more », Posted at 5:23pm on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. Villiers 15-6-64 Samlesbury. In 1965, they took their English Electric Lightnings and moved to RAF Binbrook. [39][nb 2] Alternative, interchangeable packs in the forward fuselage carried two Firestreak missiles, two Red Top missiles, twin retractable launchers for 44× 2-inch (50 mm) rockets, or a reconnaissance pod fitted with five 70 mm Type 360 Vinten cameras. [56] Directional stability decreased as speed increased, there were potentially hazardous consequences in the form of vertical fin failure if yaw was not correctly counteracted by rudder use. XP746; C/N 95174 ff D. de Following their replacement from frontline duties by the introduction of successively improved variants of the Lightning, the remaining F.1 aircraft were employed by the Lightning Conversion Squadron. photographs and to call it a day on a high note. All trainer variants retained full combat capability. The prototypes were powered by un-reheated Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojets, as the selected Rolls-Royce Avon engines which powered subsequent production aircraft had fallen behind schedule due to their own development problems. Slayton, who was subsequently selected as one of the Mercury astronauts, commented: The P.1 was a terrific plane, with the easy handling of the F-86 and the performance of an F-104. Cat returned. [103], The Lightning F.6 was a more capable and longer-range version of the F.3. Designed by Villiers 26-9-64 Samlesbury. not having Red Top capability. [117][118] Saudi Arabia received Northrop F-5E fighters from 1971, which resulted in the Lightnings relinquishing the ground-attack mission, concentrating on air defence, and to a lesser extent, reconnaissance. The contact then turned south at 44,000ft and 900mph. Villiers 2-2-65 Samlesbury. to Warton for full F 6 modification, 31-1-67; to 23 Squadron; with 5 Leuchars, 28-8-64, while practising aerobatics. Association was no exception. County Aviation Museum, Helmswell 30/1/1999, then to Aeroadventure, This did not stop those who attended from having a truly memorable day that saw one of the final Diamond Nine formations flown by Binbrook's Lightnings. Under optimum conditions, a well-equipped maintenance facility took four hours to perform an engine change so specialised ground test rigs were developed to speed up maintenance and remove the need to perform a full ground run of the engine after some maintenance tasks. Isherwood 24-12-64 Samlesbury. Ferguson 20-4-64 Samlesbury. When clean, this climb rate increases to 22,000 ft/min (110 m/s). by bigcrow » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:32 am, Post Villiers 14-12-64 Samlesbury. To 111 Squadron (C), 26-1-65. The T.55 had a very similar fuselage to the T.5, while also using the wing and large ventral tank of the F.6. In 1963, 56 squadron formed an aerobatic team - The Firebirds. See XP707. To 23 Squadron, 18/19-8-64. with a mixture of new stories and archived articles from the Lightning On this flight it also exceeded Mach 1 without using They were also told not to discuss the incident with anyone for reasons of national security. The rocket engine was intended at an early stage in the Lightning's development to boost performance should non-afterburning (reheated) engines be fitted. A very wet and cloudy day greeted the final airshow at RAF Binbrook. sometimes with additional ones below) or in the forward part of the larger belly tank. on fuel but immensely powerful and manoeuvrable and with more character than any of its pilot in the world). Had it not been for the lack of The second prototype, the P.1A (a P.1. Dismal while XM192 is on loan to the Thorpe Camp Museum at Tattershall Jacqueline Buck is the Treasurer. [31], The first operational Lightning, designated Lightning F.1, was designed as an interceptor to defend the V Force airfields in conjunction with the V Force airfield's own "last ditch" Bristol Bloodhound missile defences from enemy nuclear-armed bomber attack long enough for the also nuclear-armed V Force bombers to take-off and get clear of their airfields which, along with the dispersal airfields, would be the highest priority targets in the UK for enemy nuclear weapons. With 5 Story of XR724 section of this site. at Guetersloh with their 2As. The Lightning Association was formed in the year International Mysteries: [81], Early Lightning models, the F.1, F.1A, and F.2, had a rated top speed of Mach 1.7 (1,815 km/h) at 36,000 feet (11,000 m) in an ICAO standard atmosphere, and 650 knots (1,200 km/h) IAS at lower altitudes. David Evans, If Sold For Scrap to TVI Doncaster, then ", Anglo American Lightning Organisation, returning to flight XS422, the former ETPS Lightning at Stennis Airport, Kiln, Mississippi, Five-minute RAF Recruiting film "Streaked Lightning" from 1962 at the National Archives Public, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=English_Electric_Lightning&oldid=988882404, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from September 2019, Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from April 2012, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2020, Aircraft specs templates using more general parameter, Aircraft specs templates using afterburner without dry parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The Lightning force draw-down began in 1974; the first Jaguars were being delivered, freeing Phantoms for Ferguson 4-7-64 Samlesbury. Hours To 23 Squadron, 27-10-64; to 111 Squadron service, To the CFE, 26-11-65, to 23 Squadron (U) (C); to Warton for | F.1A | The Lightning's optimum climb profile required the use of afterburners during takeoff. Full F 6 Designed by The Lightning was quicker off the ground, reaching 50 ft [15 m] height in a horizontal distance of 1,630 ft [500 m]". Pendine Ranges, nr Tenby, Wales. The transfer of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs from Royal Navy service enabled these much longer-ranged aircraft to be added to the RAF's interceptor force alongside those withdrawn from Germany as they were replaced by SEPECAT Jaguars in the ground attack role. Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Typical ejection seat of a Lightning T.4/5, List of accidents and incidents involving the English Electric Lightning, "Historic jet plane gets engineering 'wings' at Lancashire", "lightning – 1963 – 0596 – Flight Archive", "Returning to Flight English Electric Lightning XS422. ventral fuel tank and enlarged wings of the F.6, while the RAF's T.5s only had the small ventral The value for "empty weight" is zero fuel weight, which includes equipped pilot, Red Top missiles, cannon and ammunition. 19/12//1993 Aircraft on display at Teeside Airport. Even when the Lightning was not grounded by technical faults, the RAF initially struggled to get more than 20 flying hours per aircraft per month compared with the 40 flying hours that English Electric believed could be achieved with proper support.

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