ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING F.6
Entering RAF squadron service in 1960, the Lightning represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over the RAF’s previous interceptor jets, offering Mach 2+ performance as well as a phenomenal rate of climb. Until its retirement in the 1980s, the Lightning had few rivals for outright speed and climbing ability. However it was hampered by short range and a poor selection of armament. Its accident rate was also alarming. Replaced by the Tornado F3, the Lightning however remains the ultimate Cold War interceptor.
Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk;
- English Electric LIGHTNING F.6 - No.74 Squadron, Royal Air Force Tengah, Singapore, 1970.
- English Electric LIGHTNING F.6 - No.11 Squadron (LTF markings for Group Captain John Spencer), Royal Air Force Binbrook, England, 1988. Aircraft now owned by the Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Leicester, England.
- Lang; 232 mm.
- Spanwijdte; 149 mm.
Aantal onderdelen; 112.
Humbrol verf kleur nr.'s; 11 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 33 / 34 / 53 / 56 / 61 / 85 / 102 /145 / 155 / 163 / 164 / 165 / 167 / 186 / 191.