The English Electric Lightning, Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives  9781526705563

The English Electric Lightning, Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Product code 9781526705563

English Electric

€ 18.30

Series Images of War

Publisher/Brand Pen & Sword

Author Martin W. Bowman

No. Pages 144

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory UK Jet Aircraft

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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, illustrating the various landmarks of the Lightning's impressive operational history.



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