Aircraft Photo of XV328 | English Electric Lightning T5 | UK - Air Force | #103406
Registration / Serial:XV328
Military Code:BZ
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T5
C/n (msn):B1/95021
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:11 Sqn
City / Airport:CranfieldMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGTC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:October 1988
Photo by:Malcolm Clarke
Photo ID: 103406
Photo Comment

Withdrawn from service by the RAF in the 80's, six English Electric Lightnings were purchased by a wealthy tax exile, from Binbrook squadrons Nos 5 and 11, all F-6s & T5s. They were flown into Cranfield and regularly ground maintained by RAF personnel for some time. The dream to fly them was thwarted by either the refusal of the CAA to issue the necessary licence, or the high maintenance costs, and the aircraft were eventually sold on.

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