English Electric Lightning

In the 1950's the Lightning was about the fastest thing with 2 wings and set many speed and performance records.

Flying a sortie in XA856, the second prototype English Electric Lightning.

Ejection

INTERESTING FACTOID:
Unusual design features included the vertically stacked engines and overwing fuel tank mounts... yes, you read correctly... OVERWING fuel tanks!

Two Lightnings at Ali Al Salem airport in Kuwait during Desert Storm.

Two Lightnings at Ali Al Salem airport in Kuwait during Desert Storm.
BAC English Electric Lightnings from Scott Cunningham's collection - images used with permission. (http://u2.lvcm.com/jscunningham/page6.php) Link has gone (2016)

www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk - Link has gone (2016)