Aircraft Photo of XS925 | English Electric Lightning F6 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #106829
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XS925
Military Code:BA
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F6
C/n (msn):95258
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:28 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 106829
Photo Comment

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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