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By Neil Robinson, Martin Derry

Британский истребитель-перехватчик, противостоявший советским Ту-16, Ту-22 и Ту-95.

Developed to intercept more and more able Soviet bombers akin to the Tupolev Tu-16, Tu-22 and Tu-95,
the English Electric/BAC Lightning had an exquisite fee of climb, a excessive ceiling, and a most sensible pace
of over 1,300mph at 36,000ft, and is a favorite of either aviation fanatics and plane modellers alike.
This publication encompasses a wealth of knowledge valuable to the fanatic and collector.

The first part deals a concise layout and improvement heritage protecting the six major single-seat fighter
and twin-seat coach Marks from its first RAF operational squadron deployments in 1960 via
to its frontline retirement in 1988, and assurance of the single different air forces to function the sort,
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. this is often by means of a 16-page complete color representation part that includes unique
profiles and 2-views of the color schemes and markings carried by means of the sort in RAF, Royal Saudi and Kuwait Air strength
service.The ultimate part lists lots of the plastic version kits, add-ons and sticky label sheets produced
of the EE/BAC Lightning in the entire significant scales, with images of accomplished types made by way of many of the UKs top

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3s arrived. 3s received the present markings, the only change having occurred two years previously, in 1970, when the fin disc became ‘embraced’ by a large red ‘5’. 3s, XR718 ‘S’ and XP753 ‘O’, at Leconfield in July 1976, by which time overall Natural Metal finish was on its way out following the introduction of the new Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey upper surface camouflage scheme. 3s were still to be seen wearing the Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey scheme in 1987. XR718 had only arrived with 5 Squadron on 4 June 1976 and had yet to have a maple leaf added to the white disc.

3s were still to be seen wearing the Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey scheme in 1987. XR718 had only arrived with 5 Squadron on 4 June 1976 and had yet to have a maple leaf added to the white disc. Particularly evident here is the white spine panel concealing a small tank containing a highly volatile substance known as AVPIN – used to activate the starter motor on each Avon engine. The white paint reduced temperatures in the AVPIN bay sufficiently to prevent the substance from vaporising and thus helped improve starting reliability.

In January 1977 it was handed over to 92 Squadron, coded ‘S’, before being allocated to Farnborough in April that year. 2 XN728 ‘B’ on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Leconfield on 9 July 1964 before the alert shed era. 9 July was a very windy day and despite being QRA, the cross wind prevented any flying. Although the spine is still Natural Metal it was painted Royal Blue to match the fin shortly afterwards. 2, XN728 ‘B’, 92 Squadron. 2s appeared in Natural Metal overall displaying a red and yellow arrowhead either side of the nose with a roundel superimposed.

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