Aircraft Photo of XM139 | English Electric Lightning F1 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #2158
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XM139
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning F1
C/n (msn):95035
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:Wattisham TFF
Location
City / Airport:WattishamMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGUW   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Battle of Britain At Home Day Wattisham 1972
 
Photo Date:16 September 1972
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2158
Photo Comment

First flown in 1.60, this early Lightning joined the Wattisham TFF (Target Facilities Flight) in 2.70 and was the solo display aircraft at Farnborough that year and Paris in 1971. Last flew 4.74 and allocated 8411M as a decoy at Wattisham. Roaded to the Pendine Ranges in 8.86 and taken away for scrap 3.94

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