Aircraft Photo of WG760 | English Electric Lightning P1A | UK - Air Force | #44610
Registration / Serial:WG760
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Lightning
Aircraft Version:English Electric Lightning P1A
C/n (msn):95001
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:CosfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGWC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44610
Photo Comment

The ground-breaking design concept of the Lightning was so revolutionary that there were serious doubts within the British aviation establishment as to whether it would even get off the ground, never mind become the front-line fighter for the RAF. Two (Prototype) P1 experimental aircraft were commissioned that went on to vindicate the design and pave the way for the superb Lightning and its nearly 30 years in RAF service.

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