LIGHTNING

SN Twin-engined jet-fighter. The first British aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight, later to exceed Mach 2. Entered service in 1960. After 13 years was superseded in its primary defence role by the Phantom, though remained in RAF service until 1988.
CL AIRCRAFT TYPE
BT ENGLISH ELECTRIC

 
 

LIGHTNING

SN Twin-engined jet-fighter. The first British aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight, later to exceed Mach 2. Entered service in 1960. After 13 years was superseded in its primary defence role by the Phantom, though remained in RAF service until 1988.
CL AIRCRAFT TYPE
BT MONOPLANE

 
 

LIGHTNING

SN Twin-engined jet-fighter. The first British aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight, later to exceed Mach 2. Entered service in 1960. After 13 years was superseded in its primary defence role by the Phantom, though remained in RAF service until 1988.
CL AIRCRAFT TYPE
BT FIGHTER