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The English Electric Lightning

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The early 1950s were a boom time for British aviation. The lessons of six years of war had been learned and much of the research into jet engines, radar and aerodynamics had begun to reach fruition. In Britain, jet engine technology led the world, while wartime developments into swept wing design in Germany and their transonic research programme were used to give western design teams a quantum leap in aircraft technology. The English Electric Lightning emerged at this time. This supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era is perhaps best remembered for its amazing take-off performance, its exceptional rate of climb and its immense speed. Here, Martin Bowman takes us on a photographic journey of the famed Lightning, illustrating the various landmarks of its impressive operational history. AUTHOR: Martin Bowman is one of Britain's leading aviation authors and has written a great deal of books focussing on aspects of Second World War aviation history. He lives in Norwich in Norfolk. 120 colour and b/w images

Product code: 9781526705563

ISBN 9781526705563
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 144
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW189
Lots of personal stories and colour images of the English Electric Lightning and the pilots who flew it.