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by Tim McLelland

eBook English Electric Lightning: Britain's First and Last Supersonic Interceptor download ISBN: 1906537038
Author: Tim McLelland
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing (July 2, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1155 kb
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First developed in response to a requirement in 1947, English Electric's design was so. .

First developed in response to a requirement in 1947, English Electric's design was so radical that it was initially opposed by the RAE at Farnborough. Despite this, it was later to become the only all-British supersonic aircraft to enter production and the last all-British single-seat fighter. Although the type suffered from chronic underdevelopment throughout much of its career, which adversely affected its export potential, it remained a success at home and skillfully defended UK air space for more than 25 years.

English Electric Lightning : Britain's First and Last Supersonic Interceptor. This is the definitive history of the English Electric Lightning, the supersonic aircraft, from drawing board and development to its final retirement. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9781906537036. Release Date:July 2009.

Author: Tim McLelland Publisher: Classic – Ian Allan Publishing (ww. anallanpublishing Just when you thought that you may have had all the references on the planet regarding one of Britain’s finest. anallanpublishing. 95) Stats: Hardback, 224 pages, full colour throughout with some black & white drawings and line diagrams. Includes colour profiles, full colour walk around images. Just when you thought that you may have had all the references on the planet regarding one of Britain’s finest, Ian Allan Publishing release this stunning volume under the Classic label. There are many aspects of this new volume that are impressive: Full colour throughout

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The 224-page 9 x 12 hardcover book greets you like a firm handshake; the publication is well bound and would surely break a window if thrown at it. The text is presented on high-quality, heavy-stock paper and a glossy jacket cover is present to protect it from errant splashes of modeling paint! That‘s if it ever gets close to the workbench.

With an unmistakable design and classic natural metal finish the English Electric Lightning is a powerful example of the enormous capabilities of post-war British aeronautical design. First developed in response to a requirement in 1947, English Electric's design was so radical that it was initially opposed by the RAE at Farnborough.

With an unmistakable design and classic natural metal finish the English Electric Lightning is a powerful example of the enormous capabilities of post-war British aeronautical design. First developed in response to a requirement in 1947, English Electric's design was so radical that it was initially opposed by the RAE at Farnborough. Despite this, it was later to become the only all-British supersonic aircraft to enter production and the last all-British single-seat fighter. Although the type suffered from chronic underdevelopment throughout much of its career, which adversely affected its export potential, it remained a success at home and skilfully defended UK air space for more than 25 years.The first prototype took to the air on 4 August 1954, and on its third flight it became the first British aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight. In late 1956 an order for 20 aircraft was placed so that testing of every aspect of the new fighter could be accelerated. In October 1958 the RAF officially named its new aircraft as the 'Lightning' and the first production Lightings were delivered to No.74 Squadron at Coltishall on 29 June 1960. Capable of a performance to match even today's fighters with speeds of Mach 2 and an unsurpassed rate of climb and ceiling, the Lightning served in the front line of the RAF through many of the hottest years of the Cold War until the late 1980s. However, it was eventually hampered by its short range, increasingly outmoded avionics and modern-day weapons-load capability. Today, the last examples can be seen flying in South Africa.This well researched book is the very first detailed history of the Lightning type for many years. With an exciting range of new material from EE company photographic archives, the author delves into the history of the Lightning, including details about its design and development, operational history, his own flying experiences in the Lightning, export and overseas operators, and personal accounts.
Comments: (7)
September
This is an affectionate look back at the last all-British fighter, the English Electric Lightning. Design, testing, service and development are all covered in detail. This jet was almost stillborn as a result of the Ministry of Defence deciding that manned fighters were obsolete (in 1957!) but, as the Lightning was almost ready to enter production, the axe was spared. EE (later British Aircraft Corporation) Lightnings served into the late Eighties, their thunderous roar splitting the skies over Germany and Britain. Well written and edited, beautifully illustrated and composed (graphic design of the book is most graceful), this book is a real joy for aviation history fans.
Clandratha
I've owned several books on the Lightning and this is by far the best. It is well written, all the photographs are well produced and the color profiles are a nice addition. For modelers there is a walk around section of color detail shots. A full listing of the service history of every Lightning is also included. I was especially glad to see a full chapter with color pictures of the Saudi Arabian Lightnings. In most books on the Lightning, foreign use is barely mentioned. In my opinion this book sets the standard that all books on specific aircraft should follow. Overall a great book and I highly recommend it.
Whitebeard
Great book. quality production Pictures and layouts good quality and clear, and the writing is informative. Plenty of color photos.

Best book I have seen on the lightning
Zeueli
Superb book - both in text and in photos! Well worth the $$ spent, in my humble opinion...!!
Moswyn
As is standard with the Classic Publications from Ian Allan, this is a profusely illustrated book with literally hundreds of full color (Ooophs, it's a British book, I should say 'colour') photographs.

Before World War II, England (like the United States) was convinced that bombers were the only important aircraft. World War II taught a different lesson, but the people in command of the Air Force were primarily the 'Bomber Boys' and fighters were only reluctantly considered necessary. As a result the Lightning suffered from conflicting specifications, budget problems and more. As the book makes clear, the fact that the plane got built at all is somewhat surprising. And the fact that a plane designed so early in the life of jet design flew so long in active service is even more surprising.

All in all, a very well done book.
Adoranin
This is a fantastic book about the concept, flight testing and service life of the Lightning and all its variants. It's chock full of color and black & white photos, and color profile drawings. The back of the book contains detail shots of a preserved Lightning and excerpts from maintenance manuals, both of which modelers will find useful. If you want to learn about the Lightning you'll love this book.
betelgeuze
The English Electric Lightning may well not be so well known in the USA, but it was an iconic British fighter jet in the 1960's and 1970's. It was a Mach 2 fighter and could climb like a rocket! It biggest problem was lack of fuel, but it did was it was designed to do...a point defense interceptor.
I would say that this is one of the best books on the Lightning. Not only has the writer explained about the aircraft and given it's history, but there are a lot of photos and some very good profiles. In the appendix, there is a history of each aircraft made. Not to be missed by any self respectable Lightning fan!!