Aircraft Photo of 206 / ٢٠٦ | English Electric Lightning T55 | Saudi Arabia - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:206
Serial Painted:٢٠٦
Military Code:C
Other Marks:55-713
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning T55
Operator / Titles:Saudi Arabia - Air Force
C/n (msn):B1/95026
City / Airport:Coventry - BagintonMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGBE   IATA: CVT   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Midland Air Museum
Photo Date:17 June 2009
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 182040
Photo Comment

Delivered in Aug 1969 as shown here, with its new serial ٢٠٦ (= 206) on fin and nose, and the old serial 55-713 (still with the dropped Mark number prefix) on the rear fuselage. The Lightning was the last type to use Saudi Arabia's old Mark number prefix system. In the mid 1980s the 21 remaining RSAF Lightnings were acquired by British Aerospace as part of the Tornado F.3 deal. This example was allocated serial ZF598 and flown to Warton, UK on 14 Jan 1986 and stored. It went to the Midland Air Museum on 19 Jan 1989. The Saudi tail and nose markings were added recently (still missing in Jul 2008).

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