The magnificent Lightning was the RAF's first truly supersonic aircraft remaining in front-line service for 28 yrs, longer than any other fighter. Although tasked primarily with defending UK airspace the type was also deployed successfully in Germany as well as further overseas. This particular airframe was built in Preston and delivered in Mar. 1967. By Jul. 87 she had served with No.5 & 11 Sqdns accumulating 4,015 1/2 h and was out-of-hours arriving at the RAF Museum in April 1988.
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