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The English Electric Lightning Story Martin W. Bowman

The English Electric Lightning Story

Martin W. Bowman

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ISBN : 9780752450803
Hardcover
128 pages
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Perhaps the most famous aircraft to come from English Electric, the unique design of the Lightning originated in a proposal in 1947. The prototype first flew in 1954 and in August of that year it became the first British aircraft to break the soundMorePerhaps the most famous aircraft to come from English Electric, the unique design of the Lightning originated in a proposal in 1947. The prototype first flew in 1954 and in August of that year it became the first British aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight. By 1968 when production ceased, 339 Lightnings had been built.